A new CNN poll has Joe Biden leading Donald Trump by 10 points among likely Wisconsin voters, a larger edge for the Dem nominee than in other public polls conducted following the violent protests in Kenosha.
Fifty-two percent of likely voters backed Biden, while 42 percent favored Trump. Libertarian Jo Jorgensen was at 3 percent.
The poll found:
*Biden favored as more likely to unite the country (55 percent to 36 percent); handle racial inequality (55-38); keeping Americans safe from harm (50-45); and to address the coronavirus outbreak (54-41).
*Likely voters were split on who would do a better job on the economy with 49 percent saying Trump and 48 percent Biden. Asked who has the stamina and sharpness to be president, 47 percent said Trump, while 44 percent said Biden.
The poll also found a plurality of likely voters disapprove of how Gov. Tony Evers handled the violent protests in Kenosha. Forty-two percent approved, while 47 percent disapproved.
By comparison, Trump’s split was 42-54 for his handling of the Kenosha protests and Biden’s 48-42.
The poll was conducted by SSRS via the phone Sept. 9-13. The sample of 1,006 adults included 816 likely voters. The questions asked to adults had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.8 percentage points, while it was plus or minus 4.2 percentage points for the questions asked of likely voters.
It is at least the sixth poll publicly released since the turmoil in Kenosha that has the president’s support among likely voters in the low- to mid-40s.
The others include:
*43 percent, New York Times/Siena College Sept. 8-10;
*45 percent, AARP Aug. 28-Sept. 8;
*44 percent, CBS Sept. 2-4;
*43 percent, Marquette Law School Aug. 30-Sept. 3;
*42 percent, Fox News, Aug. 29-Sept. 1.
ABC News and Washington Post announced it will have new poll numbers out tomorrow morning on Wisconsin.
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