New Marquette University Law School Poll Results

New Marquette University Law School Poll Results

Marquette University Law School Poll released a new poll yesterday. The new numbers illustrate trends in Wisconsin voters’ opinions on the impeachment proceedings, the Democratic presidential primary candidates, and approval of state elected officials.

The impeachment of President Donald Trump continues to be unpopular among Wisconsin voters. Fifty-two percent of respondents said the president should not be impeached. This is consistent with the November 20 Marquette University Law School Poll numbers. Despite weeks of impeachment proceedings, it seems Washington Democrats have not been able to move the needle on public opinion. Once again, however, fifty-two percent of respondents also said they do believe Trump asked Ukraine to investigate Trump’s political rivals, and forty-four percent believe he did something “seriously wrong” while only thirty-seven percent believe he did “nothing wrong.”

The poll does indicate some positive trends for Democratic primary candidates. In November, Trump lead the top four potential Democratic contenders in the 2020 election by three points or more. Yesterday’s poll shows former Vice President Joe Biden leads Trump by one point, and Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg trail Trump by two points or less.

The Democratic field also seems to be tightening in Wisconsin. In November, Biden lead Sanders by thirteen points, Warren by fifteen, and Buttigieg by seventeen points in the race for the Democratic nomination. Yesterday’s poll shows Biden now leads Sanders by four points, Warren by seven points, and Buttigieg by eight points.

The new poll numbers also indicate Governor Tony Evers’ job approval rating is back at the fifty percent mark after dipping below that number last month for the first time.

Other data includes:

President Donald Trump Approval Rating:

  • Approve: 47%
  • Disapprove: 50%

Democrat Senator Tammy Baldwin Favorability Rating:

  • Favorable: 42%
  • Unfavorable: 39%

Republican Senator Ron Johnson Favorability Rating:

  • Favorable: 36%
  • Unfavorable: 34%

The economy has:

  • Gotten Better: 44%
  • Gotten Worse: 21%
  • Stayed the Same: 37%

In 2020, the economy will:

  • Improve: 32%
  • Worsen: 25%
  • Stay the same: 37%

The poll, conducted among 80 registered Wisconsin voters, has a margin of error of +/- 4.2 percentage points.

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