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Polls Show Tight Races in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan

As Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton step into the final months of their campaigns, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan become battleground states. Hillary, however, has a slight lead over Donald, according to Emerson College polls.

The Hill reports:

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are tied in Ohio, while Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, leads her GOP rival in Michigan and Pennsylvania, according to new polls that find tight races in three crucial Rust Belt states.

Three Emerson College polls released Monday found that Clinton and Trump each have 43 percent support in Ohio, while she leads him by 5 points in Michigan, 45 percent to 40 percent, and by 3 points in Pennsylvania, 46 to 43 percent.

Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson received 10 percent support in Ohio and 7 percent in Pennsylvania and Michigan. Green Party nominee Jill Stein got 3 percent support in Michigan and 2 percent in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Trump is doing better among independents in all three states, pollsters found. He has a 17-point margin over Clinton among those voters in Ohio but has a much more narrow lead in Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Both Clinton and Trump face negative favorability ratings in all three states.

Clinton leads among female voters by double digits, and Trump has an edge among male voters.

Clinton is also leading among young voters in Ohio and Pennsylvania, but Trump holds a 12-point lead for voters between the ages of 18 and 34 in Michigan.

The polls of 800 likely voters, conducted from Aug. 25 to 27 in Ohio and between Aug. 25 and 28 in Pennsylvania and Michigan, have margins of error of 3.4 percentage points.

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