Suffolk University Poll: Trump, Clinton Tied in Ohio

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (R) and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speak during the final presidential debate at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 19, 2016. / AFP / Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read

The latest poll conducted by Suffolk University finds Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton tied in the critical battleground state of Ohio.

In a five-way race that includes third-party candidates, Trump and Clinton are tied at roughly 45 percent.

Fifty-nine percent of respondents said they were voting for their candidate rather than against the other ones.

Sixty-one percent said they felt the country was on the wrong track, and 52 disapproved of the job Obama is doing as president.

Fifty-nine percent said Hillary Clinton is not honest or trust-worthy, while 51 percent said the same of Trump.

Sixty-two percent said they felt “alarmed” by the 2016 election.

Of the most important issues facing the next president, Ohio respondents said jobs/the economy (19.6 percent), terrorism/national security (17.6 percent), and choosing Supreme Court nominees (15.2 percent) were the most critical.

When thinking about the past five to ten years, 49 percent said they felt less safe living in America.

Suffolk University questioned 500 likely voters from Oct. 17 to Oct. 19. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.