New Marquette Law School poll finds Biden-Trump race tightening

Biden now leads 47 percent over Trump's 43 percent; Biden was holding a 49-44 percent edge in August

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WKBT) – Marquette Law School’s latest presidential race poll finds Joe Biden’s lead slightly narrowing against President Trump in Wisconsin.

The latest numbers show Biden holds a 47-43 percent edge over Trump in a poll conducted among 802 registered voters by cell phone or landline from Aug.30-Sept. 3. Libertarian candidate Jo Jorgensen received 4 percent support, while the other 7 percent they would vote for none of the candidates. The poll had a +/- 4 margin for error.

Marquette Law School’s August poll showed Biden leading Trump 49 percent to 44 percent. That poll was released before the Jacob Blake shooting in Kenosha. In June, Biden held a 50 to 44 percent advantage.

The new poll also found that approval for the Black Lives Matter protests barely moved following the Blake shooting. Trump’s approval responding to the protests rose among Republicans after his visit to Kenosha, but moved very slightly among other voters.