That’s according to the latest Franklin & Marshall poll, which has Hillary Clinton at 47% and Donald Trump at 38%. Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson garnered 5%.
Last month, Clinton had a seven point advantage.
Those numbers are among likely voters, registered voters give Clinton a twelve point lead 48% to 36%.
Clinton’s favorability rating has jumped up to 47% (25% strongly, 22% somewhat) while her unfavorability rating sits at 50% (41% strongly, 9% somewhat).
On the other hand, Trump’s favorability dropped to 32% (20% strongly, 12% somewhat) and his unfavorability number hit 60% (54% strongly, 6% somewhat).
The Democratic nominee is ahead among the following groups: liberal (95/1), Democrats (78/11), nonwhites (72/16) Philadelphia residents (67/22), religiously unaffiliated (66/21), Allegheny residents (64/27) moderates (60/20), Southeast residents (59/33), those that don’t own a gun (58/28), those making over $75,000 a year (57/33), single never married (56/24), under 35 years old (55/19), those who aren’t born again Christian or Fundamentalist (55/32), Northeast residents (53/31), those with a college degree (53/33), independents (51/30), not currently married (50/33), females (49/37), full-time employees (49/37), retirees (48/39), whites (47/39), over 55 years old (47/40), 35 to 54 year olds (46/42), males (45/40), married (45/43), those with some college (45/43), those making under $35,000 a year (44/36), part-time employees (42/40) and Catholics (42/41).
The Republican nominee is ahead among the following groups: conservatives (77/7), Republicans (71/12), born again Christian or Fundamentalist (60/27), gun owners (56/31), Southwest residents (52/26), Protestants (51/37), Central residents (49/31), Northwest residents (49/37), high school graduate or less (46/35) and those making between $35,000 and $75,000 a year (44/39).
Franklin and Marshall also asked respondents a number of questions concerning the candidates’ personal attributes.
Clinton won on eight of the nine questions: has the experience to be President (60/18), is most prepared to handle foreign policy issues (60/23), beliefs are closest to how you feel about value issues (48/29), has the character and good judgment needed to be President (48/23) and best understands the concerns of ordinary Americans (48/32), will best protect the United States against terrorism (44/39), is most prepared to fix our economic problems (43/40) and is the most honest and trustworthy (34/29).
The other was a tie: will change government policies in a way that makes your life better (36/36).
Much like her convention bounce, Clinton is receiving another boost after the first debate. It’s worth remembering, though, that the DNC bounce faded so there’s no guarantee that these numbers will hold until November 8th. Nonetheless, the Democratic nominee is in a great position just over a month out.
This poll was conducted by the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin & Marshall College on behalf of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs. They surveyed 813 registered Pennsylvania voters, including 496 likely voters, from September 28th to October 2nd. The margin of error is +/- 4.8% for the registered voters results and +/- 6.1% for the likely voters results.