Joe Biden increased his lead over President Trump in the latest survey from the Elections Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Fifty-three percent of likely voters backed Biden, compared to 44 percent who supported Trump. Last month, the split was 49-44.

The poll also found:

*73 percent of those who have already voted said they backed Biden, while 26 percent supported Trump. Of those who haven’t voted yet, the split was 57-39 in Trump’s favor.

*44 percent approved of Trump’s job performance, while 54 percent disapproved.

*45 percent approved of the job Gov. Tony Evers is doing, while 46 percent disapproved.

The October survey, the final in a series the Elections Research Center did this year, is part of a panel study in which many of the same respondents were interviewed multiple times. It found little movement among those who backed Biden or Trump as of midsummer; 99 percent of Biden’s summer backers are still supporting him, as are 98 percent of Trump’s supporters.

The survey of 647 likely voters was conducted by YouGov under the direction of the Elections Research Center. The margin of error was plus or minus 4.07 percentage points.

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