CINCINNATI -- President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney continue to run a close race for Ohio's prized 18 electoral votes.
In the race for U.S. Senate, likely voters currently give incumbent Senator Sherrod Brown a 49 to 44 edge over Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel.
These findings are based on the latest Ohio Poll, conducted by the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Cincinnati.
The latest Ohio Poll suggests the race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney may be headed for a photo finish in Ohio.
Forty-eight percent of likely voters plan to vote for Obama, 46 percent plan to vote for Romney, two percent plan to vote for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, and two percent say they will select another candidate on the ballot.
An additional two percent are undecided as to how they will vote for president.
The race for president is within the survey's margin of error. After taking up residence in Ohio for much of the past two months, both presidential campaigns must be wondering what else they can do to gain a decisive edge among Ohio's voters.
This election will now likely boil down to the campaign with the best statewide "ground game." In less than one week, we will know which campaign's tireless efforts generated more excitement, and more votes, through the mail, early voting and at the polls on Election Day.
Ohio's hard-fought U.S. Senate race is also close with less than a week remaining until Election Day.
Forty-nine percent of likely voters say they will vote for Sherrod Brown, 44 percent say they will vote for Josh Mandel and four percent say they will vote for Independent Scott Rupert. An additional three percent are undecided as to how they will vote for U.S. Senate.
The Ohio Poll is sponsored by the University of Cincinnati. The Poll was conducted with Ohio likely voters from October 25 to October 30, 2012.