Biden leads Trump by 6 points in Wisconsin: poll

Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump: McConnell 'helpless' to stop Biden from packing court Biden, first lady send 'warmest greetings' to Muslims for Ramadan The business case for child care reform MORE leads President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump: McConnell 'helpless' to stop Biden from packing court Romney on NRSC awarding Trump: Not 'my preference' McConnell sidesteps Trump calling him 'dumb son of a b----' MORE by 6 points in the battleground state of Wisconsin, according to a new poll. 

Half of likely voters in Wisconsin said they will vote for Biden in the election, while 44 percent said they will vote for Trump, according to a CBS News-YouGov poll released Sunday. 

Four percent said they were “not sure” who they would vote for, and 2 percent said they would vote for someone else, based on the poll. 


Wisconsin is one of several key battleground states Trump narrowly carried in 2016 that Democrats are looking to flip in November to unseat the president. 

The survey was conducted amid unrest after the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis. Clashes between demonstrators in the city emerged; two men were fatally shot at the end of August during a protest, and officials later arrested 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, who was charged with homicide. 

Both Trump and Biden visited Kenosha last week. 

Blake’s shooting reignited protests over racial injustice and police brutality that had been occurring in some cities daily since George Floyd died in Minneapolis police custody at the end of May.

Most Wisconsin voters said they disapprove of Trump’s handling of the recent protests over policing, with 43 percent saying they “strongly” disapprove and 12 percent saying they “somewhat” disapprove, based on the poll. Twenty-seven percent said they “strongly” approve of the president’s handling of the protests, and 18 percent said they “somewhat” approve.

The poll also found that 43 percent of Wisconsin voters said Trump is trying to “encourage fighting” regarding recent protests in U.S. cities and that 40 percent said Trump is trying to “calm the situation.” 

Half of those surveyed in Wisconsin said they think Biden is trying to “calm the situation” regarding protests in U.S. cities, while just 28 percent said the Democrat is trying to “encourage fighting.”

The poll surveyed 1,006 registered voters in Wisconsin. The poll was conducted between Sept. 2 and Sept. 4. There is a margin of error of 3.7 percentage points.