Donald Trump’s standing against Joe Biden slipped again this month as support for his handling of COVID-19 dropped significantly, according to polling conducted for the conservative Restoration PAC.
The poll found 50.8 percent of likely voters in Wisconsin backed Biden this month, while 41.7 percent supported Trump.
The polling showed a 49.3-45.3 advantage for Biden in April and a 48.7-45.3 edge for Trump in March.
This month’s poll found 35.7 percent of likely voters said the country is headed in the right direction, while 55.7 percent said it’s on the wrong track.
Meanwhile, Trump’s job approval was 45.5-52.3. Last month, it was even at 49.2-49.2. And of the 52.3 percent who disapprove of his job performance in the May poll, 49.3 percent strongly disapprove
Forty-three percent approve of his handling of the coronavirus, while 54 percent disapprove, down from 49.8-47.2 last month.
Also, 42.5 percent said it was time for people to go back to work, while 57.5 percent said it was too early to lift stay-at-home restrictions.
The poll was conducted May 6-8, just before the Wisconsin State Supreme Court struck down the extended stay-at-home order issued by Gov. Tony Evers’ administration.
The poll found 43.2 percent believed the economy should reopen even if it meant more people would get coronavirus, while 56.8 percent said shelter-in-place restrictions should remain, “even if that means severe job losses and economic disruption.”
The poll of 600 likely voters was conducted 70 percent over landlines and 30 percent via cell phones. The margin of error was plus or minus 3 percentage points.
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