Biden up 17 points in new Wisconsin poll

Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenSchumer vows to advance two-pronged infrastructure plan next month Biden appoints veteran housing, banking regulator as acting FHFA chief Iran claims U.S. to lift all oil sanctions but State Department says 'nothing is agreed' MORE holds a commanding lead over President TrumpDonald TrumpIran claims U.S. to lift all oil sanctions but State Department says 'nothing is agreed' Ivanka Trump, Kushner distance themselves from Trump claims on election: CNN Overnight Defense: Joint Chiefs chairman clashes with GOP on critical race theory | House bill introduced to overhaul military justice system as sexual assault reform builds momentum MORE in Wisconsin in a new poll of the key battleground state released less than a week before Election Day.

The ABC News-Washington Post poll found Biden supported by 57 percent of likely voters, far ahead of the president's 40 percent. The former vice president has gained 5 percentage points since the last ABC News-Washington Post poll in mid-September, while the president lost 6 points. 

Wednesday's poll comes a day after a survey from the Elections Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison showed Biden leading by 9 points in the state, 53-44, among likely voters. Trump won the state four years ago by just less than 1 percentage point.


The president visited Wisconsin as recently as Friday, holding a rally in Waukesha, where he once again hammered Biden over his willingness to lock down the country again should scientists deem it necessary to slow the spread of coronavirus.

COVID-19 cases are surging across Wisconsin, which has forced local health officials to urge citizens to take further measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The state reported 5,331 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, a new record.

"There is no way to sugarcoat it, we are facing an urgent crisis and there is an imminent risk to you and your family," Gov. Tony EversTony EversThousands sent to emergency rooms every year due to violent police encounters: investigation Wisconsin governor signs bill banning police chokeholds Wisconsin GOP spent more than M on lawsuits since 2018: report MORE (D) said on Tuesday.

The ABC News-Washington Post poll was conducted Oct. 20-25 among 809 likely voters in Wisconsin. The margin of error is 4 percentage points.