About one-in-five Wisconsin voters haven’t made up their minds on which presidential candidate they plan to support in 2020, according to a new poll of “blue wall” states.
Meanwhile, Elizabeth Warren topped Joe Biden among Dem voters, though her edge was within the margin for error.
The joint effort by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Cook Political Report found 42 percent of Wisconsin voters said they would either definitely or probably vote for the Dem nominee next year, while 33 percent said the same of President Trump. That left 21 percent who indicated they were undecided.
That was in line with the percentage of persuadable voters surveyed in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Minnesota along with Wisconsin.
The poll also showed Warren leading the party’s nomination among Dem Wisconsin voters at 22 percent, while Biden was at 17 percent. Bernie Sanders, who won the state’s primary in 2016 was at 10 percent.
Warren also was the second choice of 19 percent, while Biden was No. 2 for 8 percent and Sanders for 11 percent.
The margin of error on the Dem primary questions was plus or minus 7 percentage points.
In last month’s Marquette University Law School Poll, Biden led the Dem field at 31 percent, followed by Warren at 24 and Sanders at 17.
Other highlights of the poll include:
*Overall, 42 percent of voters approve of the job Trump is doing, while 57 percent disapproved. On the economy, it was split 50-50. The president was upside down on trade (43-57), immigration (42-58), health care (40-58) and foreign policy (39-60)
In the Marquette poll last month, Trump’s job approval split was 46-51.
*51 percent think the U.S. will have “bad times” financially in the next year, while 47 percent expect “good times.”
*51 percent of voters say they’re more motivated to vote in 2020 than they were in 2016. Dems had the edge with 62 percent saying they’re more motivated, while 46 percent of Republicans say they’re more motivated than four years ago.
*22 percent of voters say the economy is the most important issue in deciding their vote for president next year with health care No. 2 at 20 percent and climate change third at 16 percent.
*75 percent say it’s a good idea to provide a pathway to citizenship for immigrants in the U.S. illegally; 65 percent say the same of the “Green New Deal” and banning future sales of assault weapons.
*Meanwhile, 55 percent said it would be a bad idea to ban fracking, 63 percent said the same about a national Medicare-for-all plan that would eliminate private health insurance and 66 percent didn’t like the idea of no longer detaining people for crossing the U.S. border illegally.
The survey of 745 registered voters in Wisconsin was conducted Sept. 23-Oct. 15. All registered voters included in the sample were sent an invitation letter with a link to complete the survey online or a toll-free number to call. The margin of error overall for Wisconsin voters was plus or minus 4 percentage points. For the Dem primary questions, the margin of error was plus or minus 7 percentage points.