Polling shows tight race for Ohio’s electoral votes

Published 4:40 pm Friday, June 5, 2020

Biden holds slim lead in latest, but within margin of error

As has been the case the past few elections, it looks like the Buckeye State will be a battleground in the 2020 presidential race.

A new FOX News poll shows the Democratic presumptive nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden, leading his Republican opponent, President Donald Trump, 45-43 percent.

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Biden’s slim lead, however, was within the poll’s margin of error of 3.5 percent.

Fox surveyed 803 voters in the state between May 30 and June 2.

Trump had a slight lead in a previous poll, which was taken May 8-10 by Emerson Polling.

In that survey, Trump led 46-43 percent, which was also in the poll’s margin of error of 3.5 percent. When undecided voters were asked to make a choice in the Emerson poll, Trump led slightly tighter over Biden, at 51-49 percent.

Emerson also polled Ohioans in their early May survey about Republican Gov., Mike DeWine and found he had wide approval during the COVID-19 pandemic.

DeWine held a 71 percent favorable rating, with 15 percent disapproving.

Ohioans were also asked by Emerson about that their thoughts on voting by mail. The poll found 56 percent preferred that method over in-person voting.

Trump carried Ohio’s 18 electoral votes in 2016, winning the state 52-44 percent over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

The general election is set for Tuesday, Nov. 3.