6abc Franklin and Marshall poll: 1 candidate surging in Pa.

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A brand new 6abc Franklin and Marshall College poll shows one presidential candidate is surging in Pennsylvania. (WPVI)

As the race for the White House heats up, a brand new 6abc Franklin and Marshall College poll shows one presidential candidate is surging in Pennsylvania.

Among Republican voters, Donald Trump leads with 33 percent in the upcoming primary. But John Kasich is now a close second with 30 percent and Ted Cruz is in third with 20 percent.

Analysts say it's worth mentioning that Kasich's numbers almost doubled in Pennsylvania now that Marco Rubio has dropped out.

Kasich recently campaigned in our area at Villanova University.

On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton continues to hold a sizable lead of 53 percent over Bernie Sanders' 28 percent.

And in a general election matchup, Clinton currently leads both Trump and Cruz by double digits in Pennsylvania.

To state politics, in the race for Pennsylvania Senate, among Democratic voters Joe Sestak is in the lead with 31 percent, with his closest competition coming from Katie McGinty with 14 percent.

However, 46 percent of voters polled are still undecided.

Republican incumbent Pat Toomey is running unopposed.

Finally, a new state budget backed by Republicans will go into effect on Sunday, even though Governor Tom Wolf didn't sign it, but he didn't veto it either.

The budget was late, and when polled most voters held the state legislature responsible, rather than the governor.

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