Polls: Donald Trump Inches into Striking Distance in Michigan, Pennsylvania

NEW YORK CITY, New York — New polling out on Monday from Boston’s Emerson College shows Republican presidential nominee in solid shape in both Pennsylvania and Michigan, within striking distance of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. In Pennsylvania—which is widely considered perhaps the bellwether for the 2016 presidential election—Trump only trails Clinton by three points. There, Clinton’s 46 percent is slightly better than Trump’s 43 percent. Libertarian Gary Johnson got seven percent of the vote and the Green Party’s Jill Stein got two percent. The poll, which consisted of 800 likely voters, has a 3.4 percent margin of error—meaning the gap between Trump and Clinton in the Pennsylvania poll is statistically negligible. In Michigan, Clinton’s 45 percent leads Trump’s 40 percent by just five points—only 1.6 percent outside the 3.4 percent margin of error. There, Johnson got 10 percent and Stein got three percent, in a poll that also surveyed 800 likely voters. That Trump is this close to Clinton in two states Republicans haven’t won in decades has got Clinton’s campaign a bit worried. Sources close to both candidates confirm to Breitbart News there will be aggressive campaigning by the candidates and their running mates in both states—Pennsylvania and Michigan—leading up