Poll: Clinton ahead of Trump in key battleground states

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Clinton has 48 percent support to Trump's 37 percent in Pennsylvania, the NBC/Wall Street Journal/Marist survey found.


The Democratic presidential nominee also led in Iowa with 41 percent to Trump's 37 percent, and in Ohio with 43 percent to Trump's 38 percent.

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"These three states are key ingredients in Trump's formula for success and a region where Trump was hoping [running mate Mike] Pence would provide a boost," said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.

"Yet Trump is coming up short in his bid to change the electoral map. Given that Clinton has many more paths to the White House, these poll results are a warning sign for the Trump effort."

Both Clinton and Trump have negative unfavorability ratings in all three states. Those numbers are basically unchanged since before both parties' nominating conventions.

"Despite the national spotlight of the conventions focused on each candidate, Clinton and Trump have not made any headway in voters' positive impressions of them," Miringoff said.

The Tuesday poll comes as Clinton has seen a bump in the polls nationally, in battleground states and in traditionally GOP-leaning states.

It also comes hours after Quinnipiac University released a new swing state poll that found Clinton leading in Pennsylvania and Ohio and tying Trump in Florida.

The NBC/WSJ/Marist poll was conducted from Aug. 3-7 and surveyed 899 registered voters in Iowa with a margin of error of 3.3 percentage points; 889 registered voters in Ohio with a margin of error of 3.3 percentage points; and 834 registered voters in Pennsylvania with a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points.