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Biden holds 5-point lead over Trump in Pennsylvania: poll

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden holds a 5-point lead over President Trump in the critical swing state of Pennsylvania, according to a new Hill/Harris poll.

Fifty-one percent of voters polled in the state said they supported Biden, while 46 percent said they supported the president. 

Other polls also show Trump trailing Biden in Pennsylvania. The RealClearPolitics polling average shows the former vice president leading by 5.7 points in the state. 

Pennsylvania is one of a number of states that Trump flipped in 2016, helping him score his surprise victory over then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. 

However, four years later, Trump is trailing Biden in several states he won four years ago. 

The Hill/Harris poll also showed Biden leading by nine points in Michigan, another state Trump narrowly won in 2016. Additionally, the poll showed Biden and Trump tied at 48 percent in Florida. 

“President Trump has made a lot of progress in Florida and is closing in there, but he has a lot of ground to make up in key midwestern states,” said Hill/Harris pollster Mark Penn. “Biden is polling better with suburban and all-important older voters upset about the virus.

“This time the Democrats see the Trump strategy and so far are blocking it to put back the blue wall,” he continued. “Trump has defied the odds before, but these are some tough odds.”

Trump appeared to take note of his deficit among suburban women and last week during a campaign stop in Johnstown, Penn. even issued a plea for them to support him. 

“Suburban women, will you please like me?” Trump said at the rally. “I saved your damn neighborhood, OK?”

The Hill/Harris battleground polls were conducted online Oct. 12-15 among 965, 1,289 and 992 likely voters in Florida, Michigan and Pennsylvania, respectively. 
 
Results were weighted among registered voters for age within gender, region, race/ethnicity, income, education, political party and political ideology where necessary to align them with their actual proportions in the population and then filtered by likely voters.
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