The final poll of Ohio’s crowded U.S. Senate race shows Trump-backed candidate J.D. Vance holding his slight lead over state Senator Matt Dolan, who has positioned himself in stark contrast to the former president and the “America First” rhetoric.

While Dolan saw a slight surge in support in the days leading up to the May 3 primary, Trafalgar Group’s Monday poll found Vance leading with 26.2 percent of the vote and Dolan trailing closely with 22 percent.

The poll, which was conducted between April 29 through May 1, suggested there could be a third frontrunner in former State Treasurer Josh Mandel, who came third with 20.8 percent of the vote.

There are seven Republican candidates running in the race to fill the vacancy left by Senator Rob Portman, who has decided not to seek a third term.

Voting booths across Ohio closed on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. local time.

The survey showed candidate Mike Gibbons with 13.1 percent of the vote among likely GOP voters, former Ohio GOP chair Jane Timken with 5.7 percent and Mark Pukita and Neil Patel—both Columbus business owners—with 1.9 and 1.7 percent, respectively.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Trafalgar Group’s final poll of the U.S. Senate GOP primaries showed J.D. Vance with a 4.2 percent lead over Matt Dolan. Voters cast their ballots in the Ohio primary election at a polling location at Worthington Kilbourne High School on May 3, 2022, in Worthington, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus.
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