A new Public Policy Polling survey
shows Donald Trump with a bump over Hillary Clinton in Ohio following last week's Republican National Convention.
According to the poll, conducted of 1,334 registered Ohio voters between July 22-24, with a 2.7 percent margin of error:
- Trump: 42 percent;
- Clinton: 39 percent;
- Libertarian Gary Johnson, 6 percent;
- Green Party candidate Jill Stein, 2 percent.
The poll also showed that voters supporting Johnson or Stein, or who are undecided, went for Clinton by an 18-point margin over Trump, bringing them to a tie in Ohio in 45 percent. In the last PPP poll in June, Clinton was ahead of Trump by 44-40 percent.
The poll also found that Trump has consolidated his support among Republicans:
- In June: 66-15 percent;
- Current poll: 82-9 percent.
Clinton has also seen some consolidation in her base:
- In June: 76-13 percent;
- Current poll: 84-11 percent.
Clinton remains ahead with independents, up 39-38 percent in June and by 41-40 percent now.
The poll also surveyed whether voters would choose President Barack Obama again if he were an option against Trump, and the numbers boded well for Clinton with Obama coming out ahead by 48-44 percent.
The fact that the convention was held in Ohio also met with favorable results, but not all of its speakers did.
- 43-38 percent said it was a success;
- 68-13 percent were glad it was in Ohio;
- 51-21 percent found Trump's children to be effective speakers;
- 43-30 percent for Melania Trump;
- Ben Carson: 49-34 percent favorability;
- Rudy Giuliani: 45-33 percent;
- Newt Gingrich: 38-42 percent;
- Chris Christie: 32-46 percent;
- Ted Cruz: 18-65 percent.
Running mate Mike Pence, meanwhile, did not seem to make a strong impression:
- 40 percent: no opinion;
- 33-27 percent favorable;
- 53 percent, no bearing on likelihood to vote for Trump;
- 21 percent: more likely to vote for Trump;
- 22 percent, less likely to pick Trump.
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