New poll shows Democrats strong in Pa.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is leading Republican Donald Trump by 8 percentage points in Pennsylvania

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is leading Republican Donald Trump by 8 percentage points in Pennsylvania

A new poll by Monmouth University shows Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leading Republican Donald Trump among likely voters in Pennsylvania by 8 points, 48 to 40 percent.

The survey finds Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Katie McGinty leading incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey by a narrower margin of 45 to 41 percent.

The release comes a day after an Emerson College poll that showed Clinton and Trump in a tight race, and Toomey leading McGinty in the Senate contest.

The Monmouth survey is more in line with recent polls in Pennsylvania.

Like other polls, this one finds minor party candidates registering some support. Libertarian Gary Johnson got 6 percent, with 1 percent backing Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

The poll found more than 50 percent of voters hold negative opinions of both Clinton and Trump.

The Monmouth poll was conducted by telephone interviews from Friday through Monday. The margin of error is 4.9 percent.

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