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Trump has 42 percent support among likely voters to Clinton's 39 percent, according to the Suffolk University survey released Thursday. Libertarian presidential nominee Gary JohnsonGary Earl JohnsonBiden broadened Democratic base, cut into Trump coalition: study New Mexico lawmakers send recreational marijuana bills to governor Judge throws out murder convictions, releases men jailed for 24 years MORE has 4 percent, and Green Party nominee Jill Stein is at 1 percent.
Trump has surged in polls in recent days, both nationally and in swing states like Ohio.
Clinton maintains a 2-point lead in the RealClearPolitics average of national polls.
Even though they backed Trump, the Ohioans polled say they believe Clinton will ultimately become the next president.
Forty-five percent predict Clinton will win the White House, and 37 percent said Trump will. Another 18 percent are uncertain.
Suffolk University's poll of 500 likely voters was conducted Sept. 12–14 via telephone interviews. It has a 4.4 percentage point margin of error.