The presidential race remains nip-and-tuck in Wisconsin with the latest Marquette University Law School Poll finding the president within the margin of error when paired against four potential Dem rivals.
Former Vice President Joe Biden also continued to be the top choice for those who expect to vote in the state’s April 7 primary.
In the presidential matchups, Biden was backed by 49 percent, while President Trump was supported by 45 percent. In last month’s poll, it was Biden plus-1.
*Bernie Sanders 47, Trump 46 after Trump was plus-2 last month.
*Trump 48, Elizabeth Warren 45 after Trump was plus-1 last month.
*Trump 46, Pete Buttigieg 44 after Trump was plus-1 last month.
Biden continued to lead his party’s primary with 23 percent of those who say they intend to vote in the Dem primary identifying him as their first choice. Sanders was next at 19 percent, while Buttigieg was at 15 and Warren 14.
Mike Bloomberg and Andrew Yang were at 6 percent each, up from 3 percent last month.
Franklin noted the top tier has been fairly consistent in recent Marquette polling, both in order of support and their numbers. Warren’s number dropped 2 points, but that’s well within the margin of error.
“It’s been a really strikingly stable contest during the fall here as the order has stayed pretty much the same and the actual percentages have not changed much,” Franklin said.
On the impeachment front, 47 percent of Wisconsin voters approved of the House voting to impeach Trump, while 49 percent disapproved.
Meanwhile, 44 percent say the Senate should vote to convict Trump and remove him from office, compared to 49 percent who say he should be acquitted.
The poll of 800 registered voters was conducted Jan. 8-12 with 61 percent of respondents interviewed by cell phone and 39 percent via landlines. The margin of error was plus or minus 4.1 percentage points. The Dem primary questions were posed to 358 voters and had a margin of error of plus or minus 6.3 percentage points.