Former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump (AP Photo, File)

Donald Trump, Joe Biden easily win Ohio primaries

President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden easily won their primaries in Ohio Tuesday night.

Trump was running unopposed in the Republican primary in the state. Former Vice President Biden was on the Ohio ballot with more than 15 other candidates, but most had dropped out of the Democratic primary before ballots were cast.

The Associated Press called the races shortly after the polls closed.

Latest election results

In a recent poll, the November race in Ohio is shaping up to be close.

In a Baldwin Wallace University Ohio Poll released Mondaym the presidential election preferences landed within the margin of error.

Trump leads Biden, 32.2% to 31.1% among those who said they “definitely” would vote for one candidate or the other. But among others who said they “probably” would, Biden led, 13.8% to 12%.

That gave Biden an overall lead of 44.9%. to 44.2% in the poll, well within the margin of error. The rest said they were unsure.

President Donald Trump won Ohio in 2016, defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton by more than 8 percentage points.

Rich Exner of Advance Ohio Media contributed to this report.

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