New Poll Shows Clinton Ahead Of Trump In Wisconsin

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Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent
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Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has a three point lead over Donald Trump among likely voters in the key state of Wisconsin, according to a poll released Wednesday.

Clinton got 41 percent support, Trump received 38 percent, Libertarian Gary Johnson got 10 percent backing and the Green Party’s Jill Stein is at 4 percent. An additional seven percent of voters are undecided in the Marquette University Law School poll. In the same poll in early August, Clinton held a 13 percent lead over Trump among likely voters. Wisconsin has ten electoral votes.

“After a strong bump in Clinton’s favor following the national party conventions, the electorate in Wisconsin has returned to about where the vote stood in July, prior to the conventions,” Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, said in a press release.

The poll out Wednesday also shows that former Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold is ahead of Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, 44 percent to 39 percent among likely voters. Libertarian Phil Anderson got 7 percent support.

The Wisconsin poll shows that Clinton is viewed more favorably among registered voters than Trump. Forty-three percent of them view her favorably and another 50 percent see her unfavorably. Thirty-one percent of registered voters think of Trump favorably, and 61 percent view him unfavorably.

The poll also found that while Trump is less interventionist then Clinton, 61 percent of his voters support fighting ISIS with both air and ground forces, while just 27 percent of Hillary’s supporters think the same. Overall, 42 percent support both air and ground forces against ISIS, 30 percent support limiting operations to air strikes, and 15 percent oppose any military action.

Voters viewed Clinton and Trump as equally honest and more think she is qualified for the job.

Marquette University Law School conducted the poll over landline or cell phones between September 15 and September 18. Among registered voters there is a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percent, and with likely voters there is a margin of error of plus or minus 4.8 percent.