President Biden and former President Trump are deadlocked in a new poll of registered voters in Wisconsin, a key swing state.
A new Marquette Law School Poll survey of Wisconsin voters finds Biden and Trump at 49 percent support each among registered voters in a hypothetical head-to-head match-up, and Trump up just 1 point among a subgroup of likely voters, within the poll’s margin of error.
The results include voters who initially said they were undecided but were then asked to pick between the two party front-runners. Twelve percent of registered voters initially said they were undecided.
With third-party candidates added into the mix, the poll found Trump’s support falls to 40 percent among registered voters, but beats Biden’s 37 percent by 3 points.
Independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who initially ran as a Democratic Biden challenger, got 16 percent support, while Green Party candidate Jill Stein and independent candidate Cornel West each got less than 5 percent.
Nikki Haley, who is now the last top Republican challenging Trump for the GOP nomination, was up 16 points over Biden in a head-to-head in the Badger State, with 57 percent of registered voters to Biden’s 41 percent.
Haley’s campaign is already touting the Marquette poll results as she continues to make an electability pitch, pointing to polls that show her beating Biden in general election hypotheticals with better margins than Trump.
“Democrats couldn’t dream up a weaker general election candidate than Donald Trump if they tried,” said Haley spokesperson AnnMarie Graham-Barnes in a statement.
But Haley is trailing Trump in national polls as the race heads toward her home state of South Carolina for its first-in-the-South Republican primary later this month.
The survey was conducted Jan. 24-31 among 930 registered Wisconsin voters and had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.2 percentage points.