(WTXF/AP) - There are just 26 days until Election Day, and candidates and their surrogates are converging on the large battleground state of Pennsylvania.
Thursday, Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka will be visiting Chester, Delaware, Bucks and Montgomery counties.
This is her “Coffee with Ivanka” event schedule:
--9:30am at The Desmond, One Liberty Boulevard, Malvern 19355
--12 noon at The Drexelbrook, 4700 Drexelbrook Drive, Drexel Hill 19026
--2:30pm at Spring Mill Manor, 171 Jacksonville Road, Ivyland 18974
APP users: Click here to watch Ivanka Trump’s welcome and hear some of her remarks (embedded)
Later, Trump’s Republican running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, will be speaking to two private audiences. At 6pm, he’ll be with the Lehigh County GOP in Orefield and at 7pm. he’ll be with the Northampton County GOP in Bethlehem.
Thursday, a newly-released Bloomberg Politics Pennsylvania Poll shows Clinton leads Trump 51-42 percent in a two-way race among likely voters.
Clinton leads Trump by the same margin, 48-39 percent, among likely voters in the state when third-party candidates are included.
The poll was taken Friday through Tuesday, entirely after the release of the 2005 video of Trump bragging about groping women.
Bloomberg says it’s the first major Pennsylvania survey to include attitudes captured after Sunday night's debate.
It adds, “Without Pennsylvania, Trump would still be shy of the 270 electoral votes needed to win even if he won Florida, Ohio, Iowa, and Nevada -- all states that voted Democratic in the last two presidential elections -- and all the other states fell as they did in 2012.”
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In those once reliably Republican counties, Clinton leads 59-31 percent. That 28-point advantage in those counties is even 18 points larger than President Barack Obama's winning margin there in 2012.
In those counties tested, 68 percent of voters say they’re bothered "a lot" by the 2005 video of the Republican nominee bragging about groping women. That’s larger than statewide, where just 60 percent of likely voters were bothered a lot by the video, including 24 percent of Trump's own supporters.
In the state's U.S. senate race, Democratic challenger Katie McGinty is roughly even with Republican incumbent Pat Toomey 47-45 percent.
On the Democratic side for president, President Barack Obama himself will be speaking in Pittsburgh at 3:30pm at the "White House Frontiers Conference," where aides said he'd announce new funding for technology and research and tout innovations like self-driving cars and artificial intelligence. Obama, in an op-ed in the magazine Wired, said the U.S. needed to adapt its skills to address emerging threats like antibiotic-resistant "superbugs," cybersecurity and climate change.
APP users: Click here to watch Obama laugh off, test claim by radio host he’s a demon (embedded)
Then, he'll spend two days in Ohio, as the number of states that could swing to either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump narrows to just a handful.