New polling released Wednesday shows Donald Trump gaining ground in Ohio, overtaking the ailing Hillary Clinton by five points.
The new poll is the first time Trump has lead outside the margin of error.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is now leading Hillary Clinton by five points in the crucial swing state of Ohio, according to a poll released by Bloomberg News.
The poll was taken over September 9-12 as Clinton described Trump supporters as “a basket of deplorables” and raised questions about her health after collapsing while attending a 9/11 memorial in New York City.
Trump earns 48 percent of support, while Clinton only has 43 percent in a two-way contest. With third-party candidates included, Trump still leads 44 percent to Clinton’s 39 percent.
In 2012, President Obama beat Republican nominee Mitt Romney in Ohio, 50.1 percent to 48.2 percent.
Trump also has a five-point lead in favorably ratings. Forty-five percent view Trump favorably while Clinton has a 40 percent rating.
The Trump Campaign is on-the-ground in the Buckeye State with more than a dozen victory centers.
Meanwhile, the NRA has teamed up with the We the People Convention (WTPC) liberty groups to get-out-the-vote with Ohio’s gun owners. WTPC is the exclusive partner of the Tea Party for Trump project.
Since their kickoff a few weeks ago, the WTPC/NRA team has called 200,000 voters and visited 50,000 homes.
If you would like to join this effort – whether you are in Ohio or any other state – sign up at: http://teapartyfortrump.org/volunteer