Walker trails Clinton by 10 in Wisconsin
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Gov. Scott Walker is trailing Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCan Republicans handle the aftermath of Donald Trump? Biden seeks to supplant Trump in Georgia Hillary Clinton: 'I would have done a better job' handling coronavirus MORE by 10 percentage points in his home state of Wisconsin, a new survey says.

In a hypothetical general election match-up, Clinton leads Walker by a margin of 52 percent to 42 percent, according to a Marquette Law School poll of registered Wisconsin voters released Thursday.


While the margin is slightly closer than it was in April, when the same poll gave Clinton a 12-point lead, it calls into question Walker’s ability to put Wisconsin in play for the GOP in 2016. A Republican hasn’t won the state in a presidential election since 1984, when Ronald Reagan cruised to reelection.

Clinton holds a narrower, 5-point lead over former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) in Wisconsin, a 12-point lead over Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTrump administration grants funding extension for Texas testing sites Hillicon Valley: Democrats introduce bill banning federal government use of facial recognition tech | House lawmakers roll out legislation to establish national cyber director | Top federal IT official to step down GOP lawmakers join social media app billed as alternative to Big Tech MORE (R-Texas) and a 16-point lead over Donald TrumpDonald John Trump Trump responds to calls to tear down monuments with creation of 'National Garden' of statues Trump: Children are taught in school to 'hate their own country' Trump accuses those tearing down statues of wanting to 'overthrow the American Revolution' MORE, the poll found.

Like her lead over Walker, Clinton’s polling advantages over Bush and Cruz have shrunk since April. Back then, she led Bush by 11 percentage points and Cruz by 16 percentage points. The April poll didn’t test Trump, who was not yet in the race.

Despite trailing Clinton in a 2016 match-up, 25 percent of Republican voters in Wisconsin want Walker to be their party’s presidential nominee.

Ben Carson came in second, with the support of 13 percent of the state's Republicans, and Trump finished third with 9 percent.

Cruz notched 8 percent support, while Carly Fiorina and Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioTrump administration eyes new strategy on COVID-19 tests ACLU calls on Congress to approve COVID-19 testing for immigrants Republicans fear backlash over Trump's threatened veto on Confederate names MORE (Fla.) each polled at 7 percent. Bush rounded out the field with 6 percent. No other Republican candidate polled above 4 percent.

On the Democratic side, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDemocratic senator will introduce bill mandating social distancing on flights after flying on packed flight Neil Young opposes use of his music at Trump Mt Rushmore event: 'I stand in solidarity with the Lakota Sioux' Democratic strategist Andrew Feldman says Biden is moving left MORE (I-Vt.) has cut Clinton's lead in Wisconsin to 12 percent, with a margin of 44 percent to 32 percent. Sanders drew a crowd of almost 10,000 people when he held a rally in Wisconsin in July.

Vice President Biden, who continues to weigh a potential bid, polled at 12 percent in the state.

Marquette surveyed 802 Wisconsinites by landline and cellphone from Aug. 13 to 16. The overall sample has a margin of error of 4.3 percent, while the Republican section has a margin of error of 6.6 percent and the Democratic sample has a margin of error of 6.1 percent.