Politics Poll: Biden up 7 on Trump in Pennsylvania
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden holds a seven-point lead over President Donald Trump in Pennsylvania, according to a.
Of the likely Pennsylvania voters polled, 51 percent preferred the former vice president compared to 44 percent who said they backed Trump. Just 4 percent of the 1,324 Pennsylvanians surveyed were undecided, and the poll had a margin of error of plus-or-minus 3 percentage points.
USA TODAY/Suffolk Poll: Joe Biden leading Donald Trump by 7 points in pivotal Pennsylvania
A majority of likely Pennsylvania voters also said they do not support adding justices to the Supreme Court. "You start creating more justices to get the opinions you want," he said. "It's almost like 'well I gotta win and I'm just gonna create new facts.' " But Laws said that she supports adding justices to the Supreme Court, adding that it shouldn't be called court packing. "I believe it should be called court evening," Laws said. She said that she believes that the "minority shouldn't be ruling the majority," adding that the "the majority of the country is pro choice.
The survey was conducted between Oct. 23 and Oct. 27 — largely prior to the fatal shooting of Walter Wallace on Monday by police in Philadelphia and the ensuing nights of protests and unrest. Trump hason the fears of violence and chaos among suburban voters in the wake of the event as part of his closing message in the state.
While Thursday’s findings are favorable to Biden in a state that both campaigns believe may prove to be the pivotal votes in winning the Electoral College, they are slightly tighter than other Quinnipiac surveys produced earlier this month that had Bidenand 13 points, respectively.
The Real Clear Politics average in the state has Biden ahead by 4.3 points. The polls covered by that average surveyed voters between Oct. 15 and Oct. 27.
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The president also trailed Biden in two out of three other states Quinnipiac polls whose results were released Thursday. Biden leads Trump 45 percent to 42 percent in Florida and 48 percent to 43 percent in Ohio, states where the survey's margin of error was plus-or-minus 3 points. Trump holds a one-point advantage in Iowa — a result that sits inside that poll's margin of error, which was also 3 points.
There is still some room for Trump to make up ground in these states. More than 10 percent of Florida respondents did not express a presidential preference, as did 8 percent of those in Ohio.
Quinnipiac’s Iowa poll findings also showed GOP incumbent Sen. Joni Ernst leading her Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield by two percentage points, 48 percent to 46 percent. That’s a reversal from the pollster’s, which had Greenfield at 50 percent to Ernst’s 45 percent.
The Quinnipiac surveys were all conducted from Oct. 23-27, polling 1,324 likely voters in Florida, 1,225 likely voters in Iowa and 1,186 likely voters in Ohio, reaching respondents via both landlines and cell phones.
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