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    Clinton Lead Over Trump Cut by More Than Third in US Swing State of Pennsylvania

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    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s lead over her Republican rival Donald Trump in the key battleground state of Pennsylvania has been trimmed by more than one third in the past month, according to a poll by Franklin and Marshall College released on Thursday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The latest poll revealed that Clinton has 47 percent voter support compared with 40 percent for her Republican counterpart Trump.

    "The Democratic presidential nominee led by 11 points in the same poll last month, immediately following the Democratic National Convention," a press release explaining the poll said.

    Since the convention, the Clinton campaign has been hurt by allegations of impropriety and links between the Clinton Foundation and the US Department of State during the four-year period when Clinton led the department from 2009 to 2013.

    Pennsylvania is one of several swing states, meaning that it carries above-average weight in determining the outcome of US presidential elections.

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