Joe Biden had a 9-point lead over Donald Trump in a new Fox News poll that found Wisconsin voters overwhelmingly have a negative view of the economy.
The poll found 49 percent of registered voters backed Biden, while 40 percent supported Trump. That’s compared to a 46-41 advantage for Biden in January.
The survey also found 22 percent of voters rate the economy positively with 76 percent saying it’s fair or poor. Those with a negative view of the economy favored Biden by 26 points.
The poll attributed Trump’s deficit to several factors beyond the economy, including the president getting the support of just 85 percent of Republicans, while 93 percent of Dems back Biden.
The poll found Trump’s job approval rating largely unchanged from January with 45 percent approving and 54 percent disapproving. In January, it was 46-53.
Seventy-one percent of Biden supporters said they were extremely motivated to vote this fall, while 19 percent said they were very motivated. Sixty-three percent of Trump backers were extremely motivated to vote, while 25 percent were very motivated.
Meanwhile, 60 percent approve of the job Dem Gov. Tony Evers is doing, while 36 percent disapprove.
On his handling of COVID-19, 31 percent say Evers is moving too quickly to reopen the state, 25 percent say too slowly and 36 percent at about the right pace.
The poll of 801 voters was conducted Saturday through Tuesday. Those surveyed were randomly selected from the statewide voter file and interviewed through a mix of landlines and cellphones. The margin of error was plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
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