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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, March 25, 2016:
For the first time in years, Pennsylvania's April 26 primary may help to decide the presidential nominees. There's a better chance the Republican nomination won't be decided by then. Donald Trump continues to lead Ted Cruz but won't have enough delegates to sew up the nomination, so delegate-rich Pennsylvania could be significant.
The Franklin and Marshall College Poll that was released this week shows Trump leads John Kasich by three percentage points in Pennsylvania. Kasich continues to trail in delegates by a wide margin but isn't giving up.
On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton has a big lead in the poll and in delegates over Bernie Sanders.
In Pennsylvania's Democratic U.S. Senate contest, the F&M poll indicates Joe Sestak leads Katie McGinty by 17 points.
Franklin and Marshall political analyst and pollster Terry Madonna appears on Friday's Smart Talk to discuss what the numbers mean.
Also, WITF's Capitol Bureau Chief Mary Wilson is with us for Capitol Week-in-Review. The big news of the week is Pennsylvania will finally have a state budget.
Finally, WITF's Ben Allen tells us about his investigation into the number of babies born in Pennsylvania who are addicted to opioids.
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