Trump leading Biden in Wisconsin, where GOP convention will be held: Poll

If the presidential election were held today, former President Donald Trump would defeat President Joe Biden in the state of Wisconsin, according to a new Emerson College Polling/The Hill survey of Wisconsin voters.

The Republican National Convention, where Trump will officially be nominated as the GOP presidential candidate, is scheduled to take place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in July.

The poll shows 46% support Donald Trump and 43% support President Joe Biden in the 2024 presidential election, with 11 percent undecided. If accounting for undecided voters’ support, 52% support Trump, and 48% Biden. 

“Independent voters in Wisconsin break for Biden 42% to 37%, with 21% undecided,” Spencer Kimball, executive director of Emerson College Polling, said.

When third-party candidates are named as options, 43% support Trump, 40% Biden, 6% Robert Kennedy, and 1% support Cornel West and Jill Stein respectively, with 10% undecided.

The economy stands as the most important issue for 35% of voters, followed by healthcare (11%), immigration (10%), threats to democracy (10%), education (9%), housing affordability (9%), abortion access (8%), and crime (6%). 

President Biden holds a 38% job approval and 53% disapproval.

The survey was conducted March 14-18, 2024, and the poll has a margin of error (MOE), of +/- 3 percentage points.

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