New Marquette Law poll favors Biden

August 5, 2020


The Brillion News


MILWAUKEE — A new Marquette University Law School Poll of Wisconsin registered voters finds Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden with 49 percent support and Republican incumbent Donald Trump with 41 percent.


Ten percent say that they would vote for neither, don’t know how they would vote or declined to say.


In May, Biden was supported by 46 percent of voters and Trump by 43 percent, with 10 percent not choosing either.


The poll was conducted June 14-18, 2020.

Approval of Trump’s handling of specific issues varies considerably, even though his overall approval has stayed in a narrow 41 to 48 percent range during his presidency.


Approval is lowest for Trump’s handling of protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody.


Thirty percent approve of Trump’s handing of the protests, and 58 percent disapprove. Eleven percent say they don’t know.


Approval of his handling of the coronavirus outbreak is 44 percent, and disapproval is 52 percent, with three percent who don’t know. In May, 44 percent approved and 51 percent disapproved.


Trump receives the strongest support for his handling of the economy, with 50 percent approval, 46 percent disapproval and three percent who don’t know. In May, 54 percent approved and 40 percent disapproved of his economic policies.

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