Just days before Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine take a bus tour of Pennsylvania, a Suffolk University poll out Thursday had the Democratic nominee ahead of Donald Trump by 9 percentage points in a one-on-one matchup in the Keystone State.
The poll found that Pennsylvania voters backed Clinton 50% compared with 41% for Trump.
However, when Green Party physician Jill Stein and Libertarian Gary Johnson, who is the former governor of New Mexico, are on the ticket, the race is closer between Clinton and Trump. The former secretary of State had 46%, Trump had 37%, Stein had 3% and Johnson had 5%.
One-third of voters said that this election was about voting “against” a candidate, while two-thirds said they were voting “for” their candidate.
And just 27% of Pennsylvania voters felt “excited” about the election, while 58% felt “alarmed,” 9% were “bored,” and 6% were undecided.
The poll of 500 likely voters in Pennsylvania was conducted July 25-27 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.