Elections

Democratic Divisions Put Trump And Clinton Head To Head In Pennsylvania

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Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are neck and neck in a poll of Pennsylvania voters released Wednesday, showing 15 percent of the Democrat Party refuses to unite behind Clinton.

Clinton is leading Trump 41 percent to 40 percent. Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson is at 6 percent and Green Party nominee Jill Stein came in at 3 percent. The poll of swing state voters found that RepublicanPparty voters largely back Trump, while a decent portion of Democrat voters are still hesitant about Clinton.

Seventy-nine percent of Republicans plan on supporting Trump and 8 percent don’t. At the same time 75 percent of Democrats are behind Hillary and 15 percent aren’t planning on voting for her.  Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is refusing to drop out of the race, complicating party unity for Clinton.

The Public Policy Polling poll does though help Sanders’ argument for staying in the race, as he leads Trump 45 percent to 36 percent. (RELATED: Sanders Keeps Beating Trump In Polling And This Might Be Why)

The poll showed that the two presumptive nominees, Hillary and Trump, suffer from horrendous favorables. Only 35 percent of Pennsylvanians view Clinton favorably and 34 percent think likewise of The Donald. Fifty-six percent of those polled view Hillary unfavorably and 59 percent think so of Trump as well.

The poll was of 1,106 registered voters and was conducted over the phone and internet from June 3 to June 5. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percent.