Joe Biden’s lead over Donald Trump in the key state of Wisconsin swells to 9% in a new UW Elections Research Center poll out this morning.
53% of likely voters support the Democratic challenger with 44% preferring the President.
Last month’s survey had Biden up 49 to 44.
The State Journal says that while Trump had an edge among those who had yet to vote, the margin isn’t large enough to make up for Biden’s advantage with early and absentee balloters.
Partisanship plays a big role in who respondents preferred, but those who say they’re moderate broke 70-26 in favor of Biden.
Polls in two other battlegrounds–Pennsylvania and Michigan–have Biden leading Trump by smaller margins, but ABC News Political analyst Steve Roberts says the former VP stumbled badly with Keystone State voters when he said he wants to do away with the oil industry during last week’s debate.
Roberts joined WTMJ’s Gene Mueller for our latest Decision Wisconsin podcast. Listen in the player above.