The poll also suggests that Trump still faces difficulty unifying the Republican Party after the contentious primary campaign, as he gets no more than 79% of the Republican vote in all four swing states polled.
Trump's proposal to build a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border and to deport 11 million immigrants in the country illegally, along with his coded winks at white supremacist groups, seem to have accelerated that shift: An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Wednesday that otherwise showed Clinton and Trump competing hard found Trump getting zero percent of the black vote in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Clinton hopes to improve upon Obama's performance in Georgia, where African-Americans make up 29 percent of active voters according to data compiled by the Georgia secretary of state.
While the Times/CBS poll shows a tie race, other polls have shown Clinton with a small, but consistent lead. Both surveys found about one in five voters in Florida are undecided or don't support either Trump or Clinton. -Trump horserace remains essentially unchanged.
In North Carolina, it's Clinton 42 percent, Trump 36 percent, Johnson 7 percent and Stein 2 percent. Marco Rubio, who changed his mind and chose to run for re-election, leads likely Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy by just three points among registered voters, 47 percent to 44 percent. Michael Bennet is ahead of GOP nominee Darryl Glenn by 15 points, 53 percent to 38 percent. Richard Burr is up over Democratic challenger Deborah Ross, 48 percent to 41 percent.
And in the Tar Heel State's gubernatorial race, incumbent Republican Gov. Pat McCrory trails Democrat Roy Cooper, 49 percent to 45 percent. Two-in-three voters, 67 percent, said Clinton is not honest and trustworthy, an increase of 7 points from last month, before the FBI investigation's conclusion.