Donald Trump edges past Hillary Clinton in swing state of Ohio

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"Priority one for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as the election looms: lure the cynical, disaffected, downright disgusted electorate into their camp". In Quinnipiac's previous presidential poll about three weeks ago, Clinton led Trump by 10 points.

Despite those concerns, Mr Trump's predicted win in OH indicates the challenge that his rival faces in the "rustbelt states".

This poll was conducted by Selzer & Company for Bloomberg Politics from September 9-12.

OH went for President Barack Obama over former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in 2012 by approximately 51-48 percent.

It's a slight increase from July, when Clinton had a four-point lead.

In Ohio, Clinton faces deeper image challenges than in Florida. She tops the GOP nominee as more trusted on handling foreign policy and as better at handling the responsibilities of commander in chief.

The Senate seat was thought to be in danger when Trump became the nominee, but has gradually seen the Republican incumbent pulling away.

Still, voters in OH are roughly split on which candidate shares their values, with 44% saying Trump does, 41% Clinton and a sizable 13% saying neither of them does.

Trump receives 48 percent while Clinton trails at 45 percent. And no Republican has ever won the presidency without also winning the state.

Both of the candidates have strong support within their own parties with 92% of Democrats backing Clinton and 90% of Republicans saying they are behind Trump.

Mexico's currency has repeatedly declined when Trump's election outlook improves because the economy is closely linked to the USA and trade between the two countries has grown fivefold to more than $500 billion in goods annually since 1994. Results in Florida are based on a random sample of 1,003 adults who live in the state, including 788 who are likely to vote in November.

One other tidbit, perhaps related to the "deplorables" flap: In today's poll, 60 percent of likely voters say Trump would do more to divide the country, versus 37 percent who say he'd unite it.

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