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MU Law Poll: 51% of registered Wisconsin voters favor former Vice President Joe Biden, 42% Trump

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Posted at 3:20 PM, Sep 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-04 16:26:33-04

MILWAUKEE — In the latest Marquette Law School Poll, former Vice President Joe Biden is favored by 51% and President Donald Trump by 42% among registered voters in Wisconsin. The poll asked who they would vote for in a head-to-head matchup with potential 2020 nominees.

The poll, conducted between Aug. 25-29, interviewed a sample of 800 Wisconsin voters by cellphone or landline with a margin of error of +/- 3.9 percentage points. Of those voters, 4% would not support either Biden or Trump, with 2% stating they don't know.

While Biden leads the Democratic nominees, Sen. Bernie Sanders is a close second. In a matchup between Sanders and Trump, 48% would back the Vermont senator, with 44% backing the 45th president, 5% support neither candidate and 2% do not know.

Wisconsinites are split between Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Trump. Forty-five percent of registered voters would vote for Warren and 45% would vote for Trump, 5% would vote for neither and 5% do not know.

In a head-to-head matchup with Sen. Kamala Harris, 44% of Wisconsin voters are likely to vote for the California senator, with 44% likely to vote for Trump, 6% would vote for neither and 6% do not know.

The poll also asked voters questions regarding the nation's economical outlook and recent social issues, including: approval of Trump's handling of the economy, their take on gun legislation and views of racial disparity.

For complete poll results and methodology information, click here.