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Marquette poll: Evers' approval dropping

The Brillion News

MILWAUKEE – A new Marquette Law School Poll in Wisconsin finds slight change in voting preferences or attitudes in the wake of shootings and protests in Kenosha in late August.

In early September, Democratic former Vice President Joe Biden is the choice of 47 percent of likely voters and Republican President Donald Trump is supported by 43 percent.

Libertarian candidate Jo Jorgensen is the choice of fourpercent, while seven percent say they would vote for none of these candidates, didn’t know how they would vote or declined to say.

In August, before the events in Kenosha, Biden was supported by 49 percent and Trump by 44 percent, with six percent not choosing either. Jorgensen was not included in the August poll.

In June among likely voters, Biden had 50 percent and Trump 44 percent, with six percent not choosing either.

Other findings from the new poll include:

  • Approval of Black Lives Matter protests barely changed following the Kenosha events. Approval of protests was at 61 percent in June, but fell to 47 percent in the latest poll

  • Approval of President Trump’s response to protests rose following his visit to Kenosha among Republicans but shifted only slightly among other voters.

  • Governor Tony Evers’ job approval has fallen to pre-coronavirus levels after a period of increased approval. In late March, he had 65 percent job approval and 29 percent disapproval; in the latest poll it was 51 percent approval and 43 percent disapproval.

  • 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 August 30 to September 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.

Check out the complete poll results for yourself at


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