Donald Trump holds a slight lead over Hillary Clinton in Ohio and Florida, according to new CNN polling that shows an increasingly tight race in the key battleground states.
In Ohio, Trump has extended his lead to five percentage points, with 46 percent of likely voters backing his candidacy to Clinton’s 41 percent. Third-party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein lag behind at 8 and 2 percent, respectively. Results out of Florida shows an even tighter race, with voters split 47 percent for Trump and 44 percent for Clinton – within the poll's 3.5 percent margin of error – while the Libertarian ticket pulls in 6 percent of the vote to and the Green Party’s 1 percent.
The results echo an earlier Bloomberg Politics poll that also showed Trump leading Clinton by five in Ohio.
The polls come on the heels of one of Hillary Clinton’s worst general election stretches and show an increasingly competitive race with eight weeks to go before the election.