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Pennsylvania poll: Clinton has double-digit lead over Trump

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Hillary Clinton has opened up an 11-point lead over Donald Trump among likely voters in Pennsylvania, according to a new Franklin and Marshall College poll.

Clinton has 49 percent support among likely voters, and Trump has 38 percent.

Among registered voters in the state, Clinton has a slightly larger lead, 48 percent to 35 percent.

Clinton is supported by 78 percent of registered Democrats, and Trump is supported by 69 percent of registered Republicans.

Trump leads among white voters with a high school degree or less, and Clinton leads among college-educated whites. Trump also leads among white men, 45 percent to 35 percent, while Clinton leads among women, 57 percent to 29 percent.

The poll also found that 62 percent of respondents who watched the Democratic National Convention said they were more likely to vote for Clinton, but only 40 percent who watched the Republican National Convention said they were more likely to vote for Trump. Of those who watched the Republican gathering, 53 percent of voters reported being less likely to vote for Trump.

Pollsters also found that more voters think Clinton has the experience to be president and is better prepared to handle foreign policy issues.

Voters are evenly divided on which candidate is more honest and trustworthy and which candidate can fix the country’s economic problems.

Clinton is viewed favorably by 47 percent of registered voters and unfavorably by 49 percent. Trump is viewed favorably by 33 percent of registered voters and unfavorably by 62 percent.

The poll, conducted from July 29 to Aug. 1 among 661 registered voters, has a margin of error of 4.8 points. The margin of error for the 389 likely voters surveyed is 6.3 points.

In the RealClearPolitics average of polls, Clinton has a 6.2-point lead over Trump in Pennsylvania.

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