The Franklin & Marshall College Poll

The April 2016 Franklin & Marshall College Poll of Pennsylvania registered voters reveals clear front runners in the presidential nominating contests. The Democratic presidential primary race in Pennsylvania has changed little since January. The poll shows Hillary Clinton with a sizable lead over Bernie Sanders, 58% to 31%, which is consistent with her lead in prior polls. The poll also shows that both Democratic candidates are perceived favorably by registered Democrats. On the other side, though, the Republican presidential primary race continues to shift. Donald Trump (40%) leads, as he has since October, but he has expanded his lead over Ted Cruz (26%) and John Kasich (24%). Unlike registered Democrats, registered Republicans do not have uniformly positive feelings about their candidates. 

View the latest Franklin & Marshall College Poll (PDF):

April 11 - 18, 2016 - Franklin & Marshall College Poll


The Franklin & Marshall College Poll is produced in conjunction with the Philadelphia Daily News, WGAL-TV (South Central PA), Pittsburgh Tribune Review, WTAETV (Pittsburgh), WPVITV6/ABC (Philadelphia), Times-Shamrock Newspapers, Harrisburg PatriotNews, and Lancaster Newspapers. This survey may used in whole or in part, but must contain the reference that it was conducted at Franklin & Marshall College.


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