Polls show tight races in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan
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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.  

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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.