- The Washington Times - Friday, July 29, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 9 points in Pennsylvania, according to a survey taken during the first three days of the Democratic National Convention this week in Philadelphia.

Mrs. Clinton led Mr. Trump in a head-to-head match-up, 50 percent to 41 percent, according to the Suffolk University poll.

In a four-way match-up, Mrs. Clinton maintained a 9-point, 46 percent to 37 percent lead, over Mr. Trump, with Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson at 5 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein at 3 percent.

Hillary Clinton is flirting with 50 thanks to Philly,” said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Research Center in Boston. “At this point Clinton’s large lead in the Philadelphia area is offsetting losses to Trump in other parts of the state.”

“She also is amassing the support of women and thus drowning out Trump’s marginal lead among men,” Mr. Paleologos said.

In the four-way match-up, Mrs. Clinton led Mr. Trump among women by 19 points, while Mr. Trump held a 3-point lead among men.

Some other polling conducted in the days after last week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland have given Mr. Trump somewhat of a bounce. Analysts say a more accurate picture of the race is likely to take shape once surveys settle a few weeks after the conclusion of the Democrats’ convention.

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