A new Marquette Law School Poll shows President Biden has a two-point lead over former President Trump in Wisconsin, but trails other GOP challengers such as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.
The poll, published Wednesday, found that 50 percent of Wisconsin voters surveyed said they would back Biden, while 48 percent of respondents would cast their vote for Trump.
In a hypothetical Biden-DeSantis matchup, 50 percent of Wisconsin voters surveyed said they would support the Sunshine State governor, while 48 percent of respondents said they would vote for Biden.
Out of the three Republican presidential candidates hypothetically facing Biden, Haley, who served as the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. (United Nations), received the largest support from Wisconsin respondents.
Fifty-three percent of state respondents said they would cast their support for Haley, while Biden received support from 44 percent of state respondents, according to the poll.
When asked about their opinion on Biden, 42 percent of Wisconsin voters surveyed said they have a favorable opinion of Biden, while 56 percent respondents reported having an unfavorable opinion of the president.
In comparison, 37 percent of respondents have a favorable opinion of Trump, 37 percent had a favorable opinion of DeSantis and 31 percent had a favorable opinion of Haley, the poll said.
The poll comes as DeSantis and Haley appeared with three other candidates at the third 2024 GOP primary debate in Miami Wednesday night. It is also the third primary debate Trump has skipped in as many months.
Trump, 77, remains the frontrunner in the GOP presidential primary field, despite the slew of legal challenges he faces.
The Marquette Law School Poll was conducted from October 26 to November 2 with a total of 908 state respondents participating in the survey. The poll’s margin of error was 4.5 percentage points.
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