From the daily archives: Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The big news in Ohio polling a month ago was the results from Quinnipiac University showing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump had lengthened his lead over his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, from two to five points.

Ohio, the long-time bellwether state that for a century or more has pushed many candidates over the 270 Electoral College threshold needed to be elected president, appeared to be out of reach for Hillary Clinton at the time. Her campaign, and national pundits, were rejiggering which states she needed to win to compensate for losing bellwether Ohio.

Between Monday’s Q-Poll numbers in September […]

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