President Donald Trump greets supporters after the Fox News town hall March 5, 2020, at the Scranton Cultural Center

President Donald Trump greets supporters after the Fox News town hall March 5, 2020, at the Scranton Cultural Center

With the Pennsylvania primary election only seven weeks away, the polling of Pennsylvania voters has begun to roll in.

The tight race here means we will see a lot of the presidential candidates and their famous friends this year.

The state will turn into a battleground like we haven’t seen since at least 2004 when President George W. Bush thought he could win the state. He lost by about 144,000 votes.

President Donald Trump’s town hall at the cultural center Thursday and his former White House Chief strategist Steve Bannon’s visit to the annual Respect for Life Breakfast on Saturday in Dickson City only hint at the coming waves.

The latest released poll, a Republican-leaning one by Firehouse Strategies, done March 5-7, shows the president leading former Vice President Joe Biden 45%-44% and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont 46%-42%.

Another by a more neutral source, Yahoo News/YouGov, done March 6-8, shows Biden leading Trump 46%-40% and Sanders up 43%-41%.