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

President TrumpDonald TrumpNorth Korea conducts potential 6th missile test in a month Kemp leading Perdue in Georgia gubernatorial primary: poll US ranked 27th least corrupt country in the world MORE and Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenNorth Korea conducts potential 6th missile test in a month Clyburn predicts Supreme Court contender J. Michelle Childs would get GOP votes Overnight Defense & National Security — US delivers written response to Russia 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.