The Ohio gubernatorial race to replace GOP Gov. John Kasich is tightening, with a new poll showing the state's GOP Attorney General, Mike DeWine, tied with Democrat Richard Cordray, the former director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
The NBC News/Marist survey found 47 percent of Ohio registered and likely voters said they would vote for DeWine — and 47 percent said they would vote for Cordray if the race were held today. Six percent were undecided.
In polling in June, 43 percent of registered voters said they would vote for Cordray, and 42 percent of voters backed DeWine; 11 percent said they were undecided.
The tightening race was also reflected in a Baldwin Wallace University poll last week, which gave DeWine a 41.8-37 percent lead over Cordray.
The candidates have similar favorability ratings among likely voters in the latest NBC poll; 44 percent of likely voters view Cordray favorably compared with 47 for DeWine.
In Ohio's Senate race, incumbent Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has a double-digit lead over Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Ohio.
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