- The Republican and Democratic presidential nominees are both pulling support from 45%
- The majority of voters surveyed thought Trump and Clinton were dishonest and untrustworthy
The Suffolk University poll is the second survey published this week
that shows the Republican and Democratic presidential nominees both pulling support from 45% of likely voters in the Buckeye State. Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson received 2% support and the Green Party's Jill Stein, 1%.
This latest survey was conducted from October 17-19, so it does not reflect either Trump or Clinton's performance in last night's debate.
The majority of voters surveyed thought Trump and Clinton were dishonest and untrustworthy (Trump 51%, Clinton 59%). About 61% of voters believed the country was on the wrong track as opposed to 30% who thought the nation was heading in the right direction.
Jobs and the economy were the most important issues among those surveyed (20%). Almost half (49% to 12%) felt less safe living in the US today than they were 5-10 years ago.
The poll also found that Republican Sen. Rob Portman was 15 points ahead of Democratic opponent, Ted Strickland (46% to 31%).
The Suffolk University poll surveyed 500 likely voters in Ohio from October 17-19 and has a margin of error of plus and minus 4.4 percentage points.