New Bloomberg poll shows Trump leading in key state

The past week has been tough for Hillary Clinton, with her bout of pneumonia and the poor reception of her "basket of deplorables" comment regarding some Trump supporters.

A Bloomberg Politics poll conducted between September 9 and 12 reflects and adds to those difficulties, indicating that Trump is leading by 5 points in the important state of Ohio.

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Business leaders who endorse Donald Trump

Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes 

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Peter Thiel, Venture Capitalist, co-founder of PayPal

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Kenneth Langone, co-founder of The Home Depot

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Bernard 'Bernie' Marcus, co-founder and former chairman of Home Depot 

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Pete Coors, Chairman of MillerCoors

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Linda McMahon, formerly CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment

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Brian France, Chairman and CEO of NASCAR

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Herman Cain, American author and business executive

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Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard

48 percent of the respondents who identified themselves as likely voters favored Trump, compared to the 43 percent of that group who voiced support for Clinton.

Since 1964, the winner of Ohio has taken the national race as well, notes Bloomberg.

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