A new NBC News-Marist poll finds Joe Biden up 10 points in Wisconsin with a majority of voters believing the winner of November’s election should fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court.
The poll found 54 percent of likely voters backed Biden, while 44 percent supported President Trump. It didn’t explicitly ask about Libertarian Jo Jorgensen, who is on the Wisconsin ballot.
The president’s job approval rating was upside down with 42 percent of likely voters approving and 54 percent disapproving. Meanwhile, his favorable split was 40-58.
Fifty percent of likely voters had a favorable view of Biden, while 46 percent had an unfavorable one.
Biden and Trump were tied for who likely voters think will do a better job on the economy, while Biden had a slight edge on handling crime. Biden had a 20-point advantage on addressing the coronavirus and likely voters preferred him on handling race issues by 23 points.
The poll also found:
*56 percent of likely voters believe the winner of the November election should fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court. Thirty-seven percent want Trump to do it now, while 5 percent favor the president filling it after the election regardless of who wins.
*51 percent of likely voters are more concerned about looting and the use of violence by protesters following the deaths of George Floyd and the shooting of Jacob Blake by police than they are about the actions of the police; 38 percent were more worried about the treatment of Floyd and Blake.
*50 percent of registered voters approved of Gov. Tony Evers’ job performance, while 43 percent disapproved.
The poll of 1,131 adults was conducted Sept. 20-24 over landlines and cell phones. It included 727 likely voters, and that sample had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.6 percentage points. The sample was weighted for age, gender, income, race and region.
The Marquette University Law School also weights for education. The most recent Marquette poll had Biden with a 4-point edge.