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Smart Talk: Trump, Clinton lead PA; Spelling Bee

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Feb 26, 2016 8:13 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, February 26, 2016:

The latest Franklin and Marshall College Poll that was released this week shows Donald Trump leading the Republican presidential race in Pennsylvania while Hillary Clinton has a big lead over Bernie Sanders on the Democratic side. 

Two months before Pennsylvania's primary, Trump is the choice of 22% of those polled compared to 16% for Marco Rubio and 15% for John Kasich.

Clinton outpolls Sanders 48% to 27%.

The F & M poll also indicates 67% of registered voters believe Pennsylvania is on the wrong track.  That number, which increased five percentage points since October, comes against the backdrop of the state not having a final budget for the past eight months.

Franklin and Marshall College pollster Dr. G. Terry Madonna, appears on Friday's Smart Talk to provide his take on what the numbers mean.

Finally, WITF's Central Pennsylvania Spelling Bee is scheduled for this weekend.  You'll have more respect for the young spellers once you hear several WITF air personalities spell during the Smart Talk Spelling Bee.

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