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Marquette Law Poll: Trump favored over top 4 democrats

Posted: 4:55 PM, Nov 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-20 18:29:59-05
Trump now says both China and Ukraine should investigate Bidens

President Donald Trump has taken the lead in front of all four top democratic hopefuls, according to the latest Marquette Law School Poll released Wednesday.

Trump was favored 47% over Biden 44% among Wisconsin voters. The sample of 801 voters were polled via cell phone or landline between Nov. 13 to 17. There is a margin of error of +/- 4.1 percentage points.

All four leading democratic candidates, Biden, Sanders, Warren and Buttigieg, fell in voter approval in the last month, according to the poll.

Notably, support for Trump's impeachment dropped since the October poll. Since the public, televised impeachment hearings began Nov. 13, 40% of registered voters believe Trump should be impeached and removed from office. Down from 44% in October.

The impeachment hearings were in their fourth day of public testimony Wednesday. U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland was facing more questions in the morning session after U.S. diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor testified last week of knowing about a phone call between Trump and Sondland where they spoke of Ukraine.

52% of voters believe Trump asked Ukrainan President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Trump's political rivals, while 29% believe he did not do this.

Of voters, 42% believe Trump did something seriously wrong in his dealings with Ukraine, 9% saying he did something wrong, but not seriously. Thirty-eight percent say Trump did nothing wrong, while 11% say they don't know.

Locally, Gov. Evers' job approval dropped 5% over the month to 47%. Forty-two percent of disapprove and 10% weren't sure.

Wisconsin's legislature fell four points from August, with 48% of voters approving. Thirty-eight percent disapproved with 13% saying they didn't have an opinion.

For the complete Marquette Law School Poll, visit their website.