Trump trails Clinton in Pennsylvania by nearly double-digits: Poll

Trump trails Clinton in Pennsylvania by nearly double-digits: Poll

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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has a nearly double-digit lead over Republican Donald Trump in the crucial swing state of Pennsylvania, according to a recent poll that was released September 17.

WASHINGTON (Talk Media News) – Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has a nearly double-digit lead over Republican Donald Trump in the crucial swing state of Pennsylvania, according to a recent poll that was released September 17.

The Muhlenberg College/Morning Call survey reports that 47 percent of the respondents favored Clinton compared 38 percent preferred Trump. The poll also shows that the presence of third-party candidates did not change those projections.

Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes are considered crucial for Trump as Clinton is estimated to have a rather significant electoral edge. Pennsylvania is considered a swing-state, but no Republican presidential candidate has carried it since George H.W. Bush in 1988.

The Keystone State was previously considered part of what was once referred to as the “rust-belt” due to the high presence of unionized manufacturing jobs. Pennsylvania’s manufacturing base has taken a significant hit over the past three decades due in large part to globalization and that scenario has in part caused many political pundits to suggest Trump ‘s protectionist trade policies might appeal to many of the state’s blue-collar workers.

The Muhlenberg/Morning Call sampling included 405 potential voters and was carried out September 12-16. The poll’s margin of error is plus or minus 5.5 percentage points.

 

 

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