That’s one of the findings of today’s Franklin and Marshall poll. F&M found Clinton received the support of 49% of likely voters. Trump, on the other hand, got just 38%.
When the question was posed to registered voters, Clinton’s lead stood at 48% to 35%.
Overall, Pennsylvanians were more impressed by the Democratic convention.
Those that watched each convention were asked if it made them more or less likely to vote for the party’s candidate. Democratic convention watchers were 62% more likely (36% much, 26% somewhat) while 35% were less likely (28% much, 7% somewhat).
As for the RNC, viewers were 53% less likely (44% much, 9% somewhat) to support Trump. Only 40% were more likely (19% much, 21% somewhat).
Each candidates numbers were underwater, yet Clinton performed better on the favorable/unfavorable scale.
Hillary recorded a 47% favorable score (27% strongly, 20% somewhat) against a 49% unfavorable rating (42% strongly, 7% somewhat).
Donald’s numbers were considerably worse. His favorable rating was just 33% (20% strongly, 13% somewhat) and his unfavorable score at 62% (57% strongly, 5% somewhat).
The Democratic nominee is ahead among the following groups: slightly liberal (89/2), Philadelphia residents (83/7), extremely liberal (82/2), Democrats (78/8), non-whites (78/9), Southeast residents (60/20), those with a college degree (59/26), those that don’t own a gun (58/24), females (58/27), moderate (55/23), not currently married (55/37), part-time workers (54/29), those making more than $75,000 (54/30), those making between $35,000 and $75,000 (54/36), single and never married (53/19), those who aren’t born again Christian or Fundamentalist (52/31), Allegheny residents (52/33), unaffiliated with a religion (51/27), under 35 years-old (49/25), over 55 years-old (48/36), full-time employed (48/36), 35 to 54 years-old (48/40), Protestants (48/40), Northeast residents (46/33), whites (46/37), Independents (45/29), married (45/41), those with some college education (44/35), retirees (44/39), Catholics (44/40).
The Republican nominee is ahead among the following groups: extremely conservative (84/6), Republicans (69/12), slightly conservative (68/11), Southwest residents (59/36), gun owners (54/31), those with a high school diploma or less (51/33), Northwest residents (50/38), born again Christian or Fundamentalist (47/36), Central residents (46/33), males (43/37).
Franklin and Marshall also asked respondents a number of questions concerning the candidates’ personal attributes.
On every one, Clinton finished ahead of Trump: has the experience to be President (64/17), is most prepared to handle foreign policy issues (61/23), beliefs are closest to how you feel about value issues (54/26), has the character and good judgment needed to be President (49/23), will best protect the United States against terrorism (48/38), best understands the concerns of ordinary Americans (45/31), is most prepared to fix our economic problems (43/40), will change government policies in a way that makes your life better (38/33), is the most honest and trustworthy (33/30).
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 661 registered Pennsylvania voters, including 389 likely voters, from July 29th to August 1st. The margin of error is +/- 4.8% for the registered voters results and +/- 6.3% for the likely voters results.