Biden Has 17 Point Lead In Wisconsin, New ABC/WaPo Poll Shows

Democratic challenger Joe Biden is leading President Trump by 17 points in the state of Wisconsin—a typically contested state—according to a new ABC/Washington Post poll.

The poll, released on Wednesday, shows an unusually large discrepancy as 57 percent of likely Wisconsin voters prefers Biden to Trump’s 40 percent.

“The previous version of the ABC/Post Wisconsin poll, published last month, showed Biden leading Trump by 6 percentage points among the state’s likely voters, 52-46 percent. According to the RealClearPolitics average of recent Wisconsin surveys, conducted Oct. 16-26, Biden leads Trump by 5.5 percentage points in the state,” Politico reports.

“The latest ABC/Post poll also has Biden ahead of Trump in Michigan by 7 percentage points — with 51 percent of the state’s likely voters backing the Democratic nominee and 44 percent rallying behind the Republican president,” the report continues.

Both states remained competitive in 2016 up to the election where Trump ultimately won them by less than 1 percent, so the 17-point differential caused some doubt online.

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Others have expressed support or confidence in the poll:

According to Fox News, national polling shows Biden’s lead shrinking to just seven points—down from 10 points earlier in October.

The report adds:

The Trump campaign isn’t giving up on Wisconsin just yet, and the president visited Tuesday.

Trump ramped up his attacks on Biden’s proposed law enforcement policies during a campaign stop, telling supporters in West Salem, Wis., that Biden and leading Democrats “incite violence and hatred against our police officers.”

Politico adds: “The ABC/Post poll was conducted Oct. 20-25, surveying 789 Michigan likely voters and 809 Wisconsin likely voters with a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.”