Trump neck and neck with top 2020 Democrats in Wisconsin: poll
August 27, 2020
President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE is running neck and neck with several Democrats trying to unseat him next year in the crucial swing state of Wisconsin, according to a new Marquette University Law School poll released Thursday.
Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE has a 1-point edge over the president (47-46) among polled registered Wisconsin voters, while Trump narrowly leads Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.) by a 47-45 margin, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.) by a 45-44 margin and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegScaled-back Pride Month poses challenges for fundraising, outreach Biden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE by a 44-43 margin.
Trump also has a 44-43 lead over Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerRand Paul introduces bill to end no-knock warrants Black lawmakers unveil bill to remove Confederate statues from Capitol Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk MORE (D-N.J.), the final 2020 Democrat polled for a head-to-head match-up with the president, though the New Jersey Democrat is not polling in the top tier of the Democratic primary like the rest of those on the survey.
All of the margins in the head-to-head match-ups are within the poll’s margin of error.
Thursday’s poll marks a shift from the same survey in November, which showed Trump with wider leads over most of his Democratic opponents.
Democrats are buoyed by a negative approval rating for Trump — 47 percent of registered Wisconsin voters say they strongly or somewhat approve of the job the president is doing and 50 percent say they strongly or somewhat disapprove.
Trump narrowly won the Badger State over former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhite House accuses Biden of pushing ‘conspiracy theories’ with Trump election claim Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton qualifies to run for county commissioner in Florida MORE in 2016 by less than 1 point, marking the first time a Republican won Wisconsin in a presidential race since 1984.
Democrats are eager to return the state to their fold next year as they try to woo the white, working-class voters who defected from the party to support Trump in the previous cycle. In a warning sign for the president, Democrats were able to flip Wisconsin’s governor’s seat last year in one of the tightest midterm races across the country.
The Marquette University Law School poll surveyed 800 registered Wisconsin voters from Dec. 3-8 and has a margin of error of 4.2 percentage points.