New Marquette poll shows Biden leading over Trump in Wisconsin

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Posted at 12:28 PM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 20:22:22-04

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris are maintaining their lead over President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, according to a new poll by Marquette University released Wednesday afternoon.

According to the poll, Biden leads Trump in Wisconsin by 6 points, polling at 46% to Trump's 40%.

Among Wisconsin likely voters, 47% of voters say they will vote for Biden, 43% say they will vote for Trump, according to the poll.

Before the events in Kenosha, Biden was supported by 49 percent and Trump by 44 percent, with 6 percent not choosing either, the poll finds. In June among likely voters, Biden had 50 percent and Trump 44 percent, with 6 percent not choosing either.

The Marquette poll also found:

  • Approval of Black Lives Matter protests barely changed following the Kenosha events.
  • Approval of President Trump’s response to protests rose following his visit to Kenosha among Republicans but shifted only slightly among other voters.
  • Gov. Tony Evers’ job approval has fallen to pre-coronavirus levels after a period of increased approval.
  • Parents of school-age children have grown more uncomfortable with reopening schools.
  • While two-thirds of respondents say they would definitely or probably get a vaccine for COVID-19, a third say they would probably or definitely not get vaccinated.
  • The poll was conducted from Aug. 30 to Sept. 3, 2020. The sample included 802 registered voters in Wisconsin interviewed by cell phone or landline, with a margin of error of +/- 4 percentage points. There are 688 likely voters, with a margin of error of +/- 4.3 percentage points.

Although Trump has been confident in re-election, Biden holds the advantage in many of the key battleground states at this time.

You can read the full results from the poll here.

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