President Obama and Mitt Romney are tied in the critical swing-state of Ohio, according to a poll released Sunday from the Columbus Dispatch.
Each candidate took 45 percent in the poll, which has a 2.1 percentage point margin of error.
The poll found that 10 percent of Ohio voters remain undecided. Nearly half of those undecided voters said they backed Obama in 2008.
Two polls released last week, though, showed Obama in stronger shape. A Quinnipiac/New York Times/CBS poll found Obama up by 50 percent support to Romney's 44, while a University of Cincinnati poll found Obama up by a 49 to 46 percent margin.
Obama is edging Romney by 2 percentage points in Ohio, according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls.
Ohio is the quintessential battleground state, and with 18 electoral votes, has the second most at stake among the 12 swing states that are likely to determine the outcome of the election.
While the overall economy continues to struggle — the unemployment rate in July ticked up to 8.3 percent — Ohio has seen a significant drop in its unemployment rate, which now sits well below the national average. Ohio’s unemployment rate has fallen 1.6 percentage points in the last year, to 7.2 percent