Pennsylvania poll: Clinton’s lead over Trump narrows

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)

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A new poll shows Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump in Pennsylvania has slipped to just two points in the final week before the Nov. 8 election.

The Susquehanna Polling and Research poll commissioned by ABC27 News is the first in Pennsylvania since the FBI’s statement on Friday that it was looking into additional Clinton emails.

The telephone poll shows Clinton ahead of Trump 45-43 percent, while likely voters backed third-party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein by two percent each. Clinton led Trump by four points in our poll last month.

Most voters have unfavorable opinions of both Clinton (52 percent) and Trump (54 percent).

In the race for Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate seat, Democrat Katie McGinty leads Republican Sen. Pat Toomey by six points, 47-41 percent. Toomey led by four points last month.

The survey of 681 likely voters was conducted Oct. 31 to Nov. 1. Of those questioned, 272 identified themselves as Democrats, 239 said they were Republicans, and 167 said they were Independent voters. The margin of error is plus-or-minus 3.76 percent.

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