F&M poll: Clinton with 11 point lead in Pa.

Written by Rachel McDevitt/Radio Pennsylvania | Aug 4, 2016 5:49 AM

Protesters hold up signs as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign stop, Wednesday, April 20, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(Lancaster) -- The Keystone state is considered a battleground state in the November election. 

But, the latest voter survey from Franklin and Marshall College shows the race may be widening in Democrat Hillary Clinton's favor.

The first F&M poll of the general election season shows Clinton with an 11 point lead over Republican Donald Trump.

Poll Director Terry Madonna says before the Democratic National Convention, Trump was actually ahead in the state by one point.

"But he's now dug himself into the deepest hole he's been in since he announced his candidacy [in] June, a year ago," he said.

Madonna says that seems to be largely due to Trump's feud with a Muslim American family whose son was killed while serving in Iraq.

Trump is doing well with white voters who have a high school education or less.

But Clinton has a major advantage with college-educated white voters, white women, and black voters.

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