Poll: Clinton leads Trump by 11 points in Pennsylvania

Hillary Clinton at a campaign rally in Harrisburg on July 29 and Donald Trump during a one-on-one interview with ABC27 News at Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg on Aug. 1. (WHTM photos)

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – A new poll shows Hillary Clinton and Katie McGinty have huge leads over their Republican challengers with just days to go before the November election.

The Franklin & Marshall College poll shows Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 11 points, 49-38 percent, among likely Pennsylvania voters.

Most of the interviewing for the survey was conducted before the FBI’s statement on Friday that it was reviewing more of Clinton’s emails.

More voters polled believe Clinton rather than Trump has the experience to be president, is better prepared to handle foreign policy issues, and has the character and judgment to be president. Voters were evenly divided on which candidate has the ability to fix the country’s economic problems and which is most honest and trustworthy.

In Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race, McGinty leads Senator Pat Toomey among registered voters by 10 points, 43-33 percent. A large share of voters, 22 percent, reported they are still undecided.

In a statement, Toomey campaign spokesman Ted Kwong said: “This poll is so laughably wrong, and so wildly off from every other poll that exists, that we will shed our long-standing policy of not commenting on public polls in order to call it what it is – worthless. It’s silly that anyone would take it seriously.”

The telephone poll of 863 registered voters included 418 Democrats, 327 Republicans, and 118 Independents.

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