Pennsylvania GOP Polls 2016: Donald Trump Has Slight Lead

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Donald Trump has an early lead in Pennsylvania. (Getty)

Less than a month remains before the Pennsylvania Republican primary on April 26. The state has 71 delegates up for grabs.

A portion of the delegates are allocated based on the 18 Congressional districts with three delegates per district for a total of 54 delegates. The candidate with the highest votes will get three delegates for each district he wins. The remaining delegates are split between 14 delegates for the candidate with the majority of the votes and 3 delegates allocated at the convention.

The latest polls show a tight race among the three candidates. Donald Trump has a slight lead over the field, but he has just a 3 percentage point lead on John Kasich in the Franklin & Marshall poll.

A win would be a boost to the Kasich campaign that has just one primary victory. The poll shows Ted Cruz as a distant third in the state, but a lot can change with so much time before the primary.

Here’s a look at the latest Pennsylvania GOP polls.

RealClear Politics Average

RealClear Politics keeps a running average of the Pennsylvania polls. The average includes data from two polls. The Franklin & Marshall poll conducted March 14-20 and the Harper poll conducted March 1-2.

Donald Trump 34.5
John Kasich 20.0
Ted Cruz 18.5

Franklin & Marshall

The Franklin & Marshall poll was conducted March 14-20. It has a margin of error of 5.4 percentage points.

Donald Trump 33
John Kasich 30
Ted Cruz 20


The Harper poll was conducted March 1-2. It has a margin of error of 5.2 percentage points.

Donald Trump 36
Ted Cruz 17
John Kasich 10