Poll: Trump pulls close to Clinton in Virginia
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump to fundraise for 3 Republicans running for open seats: report Trump to nominate former Monsanto exec to top Interior position White House aides hadn’t heard of Trump's new tax cut: report MORE is gaining ground on Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillicon Valley: Bolton tells Russians 2016 meddling had little effect | Facebook eyes major cyber firm | Saudi site gets hacked | Softbank in spotlight over Saudi money | YouTube fights EU 'meme ban' proposal Dems lower expectations for 'blue wave' Election Countdown: Takeaways from heated Florida governor's debate | DNC chief pushes back on 'blue wave' talk | Manchin faces progressive backlash | Trump heads to Houston rally | Obama in Las Vegas | Signs of huge midterm turnout 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 JohnsonThird-party voters made it difficult to predict 2016, says pollster A Senator Gary Johnson could be good not just for Libertarians, but for the Senate too Clinton would beat Trump in landslide in 2016 re-run, says Hill.TV poll 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.