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F&M October Poll: President Biden Leads Donald Trump in Pennsylvania

President Joe Biden narrowly leads Donald Trump in Pennsylvania, 44% to 42%, according to the newly released October Franklin & Marshall College Poll.

More voters believe Biden has better judgment, is more trustworthy, and is closer to their views on values issues than Trump, the survey shows. But more voters believe Trump is better able to handle the economy and serve as commander-in-chief.

At 43%, voters say that “both” Biden and Trump are too old to serve another term.

Visit F&M Poll's Key Findings and more for complete poll results and analysis of the sentiments of Pennsylvania’s registered voters on the latest issues and on job approval ratings of elected officials.

About one in three (30%) registered voters in Pennsylvania believes President Biden is doing an “excellent” or “good” job as president, which is the same as his ratings in August. President Biden’s current rating is lower than President Trump’s and President Obama’s ratings in Pennsylvania at the same point in their terms.

Berwood Yost, director of the F&M Poll

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