Poll: Trump pulls close to Clinton in Virginia
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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 JohnsonGary Johnson: I don’t want to be president anymore ‘because of Trump’ Gary Johnson ruling out 2020 bid: 'It does boil down to two political parties' Court: Excluding outside parties from presidential debates does not violate First Amendment 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.