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Ohio Poll: Obama-Romney too close to call

The race between President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney in the key battleground state of Ohio is a toss-up, according to the final Ohio Pollreleased Monday morning by the University of Cincinnati's Institute for Policy Research.

The poll had support for Obama at 50 percent, while Romney's support stood at 48.5 percent. Another 1.5 percent of those polled said they would vote for another candidate.

That is well within the poll's margin of error of plus or minus 3.3 percent, making the race too close to call.

The last Ohio Poll, released Oct. 31, had Obama with 48 percent support to 46 percent for Romney.

In the U.S. Senate race in Ohio, Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown holds a lead of 3.8 percent over Republican challenger Josh Mandel, the state treasurer. Brown had  the support of 50.6 percent of those polled, compared to 46.8 percent for Mandel. Scott Rupert, an independent candidate on the ballot, had the support of 2.6 percent of those polled.

The Ohio Poll interviewed 901 "probable voters" between Oct. 31 and Nov. 4.

Howard Wilkinson is in his 50th year of covering politics on the local, state and national levels.