Trump, Biden running neck-and-neck in Ohio: poll

President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot Intelligence community investigating links between lawmakers, Capitol rioters Michelle Obama slams 'partisan actions' to 'curtail access to ballot box' MORE and Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot FireEye finds evidence Chinese hackers exploited Microsoft email app flaw since January Biden officials to travel to border amid influx of young migrants MORE are running neck-and-neck in the critical battleground state of Ohio, according to a CBS News poll released Sunday. 

Biden and Trump are each backed by 47 percent of likely Ohio voters, based on the poll, which was conducted after last week’s first presidential debate. 

The debate did not seem to sway Ohio voters. Trump and Biden were separated by 1 percentage point, 46 to 45 percent, in a July poll in which the president led his challenger. 


The most recent poll found that Ohio voters are more likely to say Biden has the right temperament to occupy the Oval Office, at 58 to 33 percent, and acts in a “presidential way,” at 60 to 32 percent. 

Ohio is among the key battleground states that Trump carried in 2016. 

Nationally, Biden holds a 14-point lead over Trump, according to a post-debate poll released by NBC News/Wall Street Journal on Sunday. 

The CBS News poll was conducted by YouGov between Sept 30 and Oct. 2. The poll surveyed 1,128 registered voters in Ohio. There is a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.