The latest Marquette University Law School Poll found little change in how Wisconsin voters view the impeachment proceedings against President Trump since testimony began in the House.
Meanwhile, the president’s standing against potential Dem rivals tightened a touch since November, though the movement was largely within the poll’s margin of error.
The poll found 40 percent of registered voters favor impeaching and removing Trump from office, while 52 percent were opposed. That was largely unchanged from 40-53 last month.
Likewise, there was no change in whether voters believe Trump asked the Ukraine president to investigate his political rivals with 52 percent saying he did and 29 percent saying he didn’t.
And 42 percent believe Trump did something seriously wrong, 9 percent said he did something wrong, but it wasn’t serious, and 37 percent said what he did wasn’t wrong at all.
The only change from November was 38 percent last month said what Trump did wasn’t wrong at all.
Last month’s survey went into the field just as testimony began before the House Intelligence Committee. The latest survey was conducted Dec. 3-8, which was after the Intelligence Committee proceedings wrapped up and the process moved to the House Judiciary Committee.
“People are dug in,” said poll director Charles Franklin. He added later, “The stability here is really the striking bit.”
Meanwhile, the Dem presidential contenders saw their numbers improve compared to last month, though the changes were again within the margin for error.
Forty-seven percent of registered voters favored Joe Biden, compared to 46 percent who backed Trump. The president was plus-3 in November.
For the others, it was:
*Trump 47, Bernie Sanders 45, compared to Trump 48-45 in November;
*Trump 45, Elizabeth Warren 44, compared to Trump 48-43 last month;
*Trump 44, Pete Buttigieg 43, compared to the president 47-39 in November;
*Trump 44, Cory Booker 43. Last month’s poll only asked half the sample about the president and the New Jersey senator.
Among Dem primary voters, Biden was their first choice at 23 percent, followed by Sanders at 19 percent, Warren at 16 percent and Buttigieg at 15 percent. No one else broke double digits with Booker next at 4 percent.
The poll of 800 registered voters was conducted by landline and cell phone and had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.2 percentage points. The questions on the Dem primary were asked of 358 respondents, resulting in a margin of error of plus or minus 6.3 percentage points.