Poll: Trump pulls close to Clinton in Virginia
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Donald TrumpDonald John Trump20 weeks out from midterms, Dems and GOP brace for surprises Sessions responds to Nazi comparisons: 'They were keeping the Jews from leaving' Kim Jong Un to visit Beijing this week MORE is gaining ground on Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonKoch brothers group won't back Stewart in Virginia Giuliani says his demand for Mueller probe to be suspended was for show Poll: GOP challenger narrowly leads Heitkamp in North Dakota MORE in the swing state of Virginia, according to a new poll.

Clinton leads Trump by 3 points among likely voters in the state, within the margin of error for the survey by the University of Mary Washington’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies.

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The tightening race in Virginia, where Clinton led by double digits earlier this summer, comes amid a slew of presidential battleground polls that show growing support for Trump. Polls this week have found the Republican leading in Ohio and Nevada, and closing the gap in other crucial states.

The Virginia poll, released Thursday, found that 40 percent of Virginia's likely voters support Clinton, compared with 37 percent who back Trump.

Libertarian nominee Gary JohnsonGary Earl JohnsonWithout ranked voting, Pennsylvania's slim margins hide voters' preferences If weed is no longer a crime, why are people still behind bars? Gary Johnson: Trump admin marijuana policy shift could cost him reelection MORE took 8 percent support, and 4 percent of the likely voters backed other candidates. Another 9 percent were undecided or refused to answer.

Virginia’s likely voters are broadly dissatisfied with both Clinton and Trump, however, with 60 percent having unfavorable views of both candidates.

The university conducted its latest sampling of 685 likely voters in Virginia via cellphone and landline telephone interviews from Sept. 6 to 12. It has a 4.4 percentage point margin of error.