Poll: Republican and Democrat tied for Ohio governor

Poll: Republican and Democrat tied for Ohio governor
© Greg Nash

Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard CordrayRichard Adams CordrayDemocrats blast consumer bureau over student loan oversight agreement with DeVos Consumer bureau chief explains support for lawsuit limiting her power New Warren ad touts Obama's 2010 praise for consumer bureau MORE are tied in the gubernatorial race to replace Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio), according to a new NBC News/Marist College poll

Forty-seven percent of Ohio registered and likely voters said they would vote for DeWine while 47 percent said they would vote for Cordray if the race were held today. One percent of voters identified as "other" while 6 percent reported being undecided.

This marks a shift since the poll was last administered in June. Forty-three percent of registered voters said they would vote for Cordray in June compared to 42 percent of voters backing DeWine. Two percent of voters said their option would be "other" while 11 percent said they were undecided.

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Baldwin Wallace University poll last week showed DeWine, Ohio's attorney general, with a narrow 41.8-37 percent lead over Cordray, the former director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

The candidates have similar favorability ratings among likely voters in the latest NBC poll. Forty-four percent of likely voters view Cordray favorably compared to 47 for DeWine.

Ohio's gubernatorial race is more competitive than the Senate race, where Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownTrump pick for Fed seat takes bipartisan fire On The Money: Deficit spikes 25 percent through January | Mnuchin declines to say why Trump pulled Treasury nominee who oversaw Roger Stone case | Lawmakers trade insults over Trump budget cuts Mnuchin defends Treasury regulations on GOP tax law MORE (D-Ohio) holds a double-digit lead over Republican Rep. Jim RenacciJames (Jim) B. RenacciDemocrats fear Ohio slipping further away in 2020 Medicare for All won't deliver what Democrats promise GOP rep: If Mueller had found collusion, 'investigation would have wrapped up very quickly' MORE (Ohio).