Democratic presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe Biden ‘Princess Bride’ cast for Wisconsin Democrats fundraiser Anita Hill says she will vote for Biden Buttigieg, former Obama officials who added MORE to Biden’s transition team leads President Trump According to a new poll by 6 points in the battlefield state of Wisconsin.
Half of the likely voters in Wisconsin said they would vote for Biden in the election, while 44 percent will vote for Trump, according to a poll published by CBS News-YouGov on Sunday.
Four percent said they weren’t sure who to vote and two percent said they would vote for someone else based on the poll.
Wisconsin is one of several major battlefield states that Trump narrowly represented in 2016 and that the Democrats intend to turn around in November to oust the president.
The poll was conducted amid civil unrest after police shot Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. There were clashes between protesters in the city. Two men were fatally shot in a protest in late August, and officials later arrested 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, who was charged with murder.
Both Trump and Biden visited Kenosha last week.
Blake’s shots sparked renewed protests against racial injustice and police brutality that had raged in some cities on a daily basis since George Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis in late May.
Most Wisconsin voters said they disapprove of Trump’s handling of recent protests against police work. 43 percent say they “strongly” disapprove and 12 percent say they disapprove “something,” based on the survey. 27 percent said they “strongly” support the president’s treatment of the protests, and 18 percent said they “agree with something”.
The poll also found that 43 percent of Wisconsin voters said Trump was trying to encourage “fighting” over recent protests in US cities, and 40 percent said Trump was trying to “calm the situation.”
Half of those polled in Wisconsin said Biden is trying to “calm down” the situation over protests in US cities, while only 28 percent said the Democrat is trying to “encourage fighting.”
The poll polled 1,006 registered voters in Wisconsin. The survey was conducted between September 2nd and 4th. The error rate is 3.7 percentage points.