Joe Biden led Donald Trump among likely Wisconsin voters in the latest Siena College/New York Times poll, which found the Dem nominee is more trusted on handling the protests, race relations and unifying America.
Meanwhile, likely voters favor the president on the economy.
The poll found 48 percent of likely voters backed Biden, while 43 percent supported Trump. That’s about half of Biden’s lead over Trump when Siena College and the Times last polled Wisconsin in late June.
It’s the fifth publicly released poll since the violent protests in Kenosha to find Biden leading Trump. Of those, four have found the president didn’t have a significant advantage on addressing the protests or public safety despite his push on a law-and-order theme.
The Siena College/New York Times poll found:
*55 percent favor Biden, while 36 prefer Trump on improving race relations, while Biden’s edge on handling the protests was 50-42. Voters also preferred Biden on unifying America 52-39.
*Trump was favored 51-43 on the economy, while voters preferred Biden 51-40 on the coronavirus.
*voters were evenly split on who would do better on addressing violent crime and maintaining law and order.
*46 percent of likely voters said the pandemic was a bigger issue in the presidential race, while 45 percent said it was law and order.
The survey of 760 likely voters was conducted by phone Sept. 8-10 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.7 percentage points.
See the poll here.