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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 CordrayDennis Kucinich jumps into race to be Cleveland mayor Biden administration reverses Trump-era policy that hampered probes of student loan companies On The Money: IRS to start monthly payments of child tax credit July 15 | One-fourth of Americans took financial hits in 2020: Fed 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 BrownBiden moves to undo Trump trade legacy with EU deal How Biden can get the infrastructure bill through Congress Democrats reintroduce bill to create 'millionaires surtax' MORE (D-Ohio) holds a double-digit lead over Republican Rep. Jim RenacciJames (Jim) B. RenacciFormer House Republican to challenge DeWine for Ohio gubernatorial nomination The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Republicans seek to sink Jan. 6 commission GOP governors face challenges from right MORE (Ohio).