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New Poll Shows Trump's Lead In Ohio Is Growing

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Quinnipiac University
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A new Quinnipiac University Poll shows Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s lead among Ohio voters has grown.

The Quinnipiac Poll, taken after the first presidential debate, shows Donald Trump’s lead in Ohio has grown from four to five points since its poll last month. He now leads Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton among likely voters 47 to 42 percent. And this poll shows Trump has a 19 point lead among independents. Trump’s lead has increased despite the fact that the poll shows more than twice as many voters thought Clinton won last week’s debate. In three other swing states, North Carolina, Florida and Pennsylvania, Clinton is leading Trump by anywhere from three to five points. Experts have said the winner of this fall’s election needs to take at least two of those four key swing states.

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Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and life and death issues such as capital punishment.