Poll: Trump Takes Largest Lead Yet Over Clinton in Ohio, Portman Leads Strickland By Double Digits

BY: Chandler Gill

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Donald Trump has taken a five-point lead over Hillary Clinton in the critical swing state of Ohio, his largest yet, and Sen. Rob Portman (R., Ohio) has a 17-point lead over challenger Ted Strickland for the Senate seat, according to a new poll.

Cleveland.com reports:

 The poll, conducted over the weekend by Selzer & Co. and sponsored by Bloomberg Politics, shows Republican Donald Trump leading in a hypothetical head-to-head match-up with Democrat Hillary Clinton 48 percent to 43 percent among self-identified likely Ohio voters. That margin held when interviewers asked about third-party candidates — in this scenario, Trump led Clinton 44 percent to 39 percent, with independent Gary Johnson pulling 10 percent and the Green Party’s Jill Stein with 3 percent.

Meanwhile, the poll also found Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman leading Democratic challenger Ted Strickland, the former governor, 53 percent to 36 percent.

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SOURCES: News Now/ Washington Free Bacon

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