Donald Trump is gaining ground in a state that many considered to be left for dead: Pennsylvania.
Three Keystone State polls published Wednesday — from Susquehanna, Monmouth University, and CNN/ORC, showed Trump trailing Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton by 2, 4, and 4 points, respectively. They followed another recent poll from the GOP firm Remington Research that showed Trump trailing by just 2 points.
As a result, the RealClearPolitics four-way polling average — which includes Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein — has dipped to a 4.9-point lead for Clinton.
While Clinton is near her high-water mark support in the average — she currently sits at 47.3% support — Trump his his general election-high of 42.4% support in the aggregate.
This is in line with recent polling results that have shown Trump to be making a bit of a comeback nationally, highlighted by Clinton’s 1.7-point lead in the national RCP head-to-head average between the candidates.
Pennsylvania — which awards a treasure trove of 20 Electoral College votes — has not voted for a Republican since George H.W. Bush in 1988. Based on current trends, Trump needs to win three of the following four states to have a shot at securing the presidency: Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, and North Carolina.
Trump has recently targeted Pennsylvania, holding a rally in Valley Forge on Tuesday and having top surrogates roll through the state this week.
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