Biden leads Trump by 5 points in Wisconsin: poll

Biden leads Trump by 5 points in Wisconsin: poll
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A new poll finds presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenJoe Biden looks to expand election battleground into Trump country Trump puts Supreme Court fight at center of Ohio rally Special counsel investigating DeVos for potential Hatch Act violation: report MORE leading President TrumpDonald John TrumpBubba Wallace to be driver of Michael Jordan, Denny Hamlin NASCAR team Graham: GOP will confirm Trump's Supreme Court nominee before the election Southwest Airlines, unions call for six-month extension of government aid MORE by 5 points in Wisconsin, a key battleground state that Trump won narrowly in 2016.

The latest Marquette University survey finds Biden with 49 percent support and Trump at 44 percent among all registered voters. That is mostly unchanged from the same poll in June, when Biden led by 6 points.

Among likely voters in Wisconsin, Biden leads by a 48 to 42 percent margin, a slightly closer race than the same poll in June, when he led by 8 points.

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Pollsters found that Democrats and Republicans are equally energized, with about two-thirds from each party saying they are excited to vote. Only 37 percent of independents say they’re excited to vote.

Forty-six percent of voters also say they plan to cast their ballots in person on Election Day, compared to 35 percent who say they will vote absentee and 12 percent who will vote early and in person.

About two-thirds of Republicans say they will vote in person on Election Day, while a majority of Democrats, 55 percent, say they will take advantage of absentee balloting.

The Marquette University poll of 801 registered voters was conducted from Aug. 4 to Aug. 9 and has a 3.9 percentage point margin of error. The survey of 675 likely voters has a 4.2 percentage point margin of error.