Poll: Republican and Democrat tied for Ohio governor

Poll: Republican and Democrat tied for Ohio governor
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Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard CordrayRichard Adams CordrayWatchdog agency must pick a side: Consumers or scammers Kraninger's CFPB gives consumers the tools to help themselves House rebukes Mulvaney's efforts to rein in 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 BrownHillicon Valley: Google to promote original reporting | Senators demand answers from Amazon on worker treatment | Lawmakers weigh response to ransomware attacks Senate Democrats want answers on 'dangerous' Amazon delivery system Hillicon Valley: Uber vows to defy California labor bill | Facebook, Google, Twitter to testify on mass shootings | Facebook's Libra to pursue Swiss payments license MORE (D-Ohio) holds a double-digit lead over Republican Rep. Jim RenacciJames (Jim) B. RenacciMedicare for All won't deliver what Democrats promise GOP rep: If Mueller had found collusion, 'investigation would have wrapped up very quickly' House Ethics Committee extends probe into Renacci MORE (Ohio).