Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE has a slight lead over President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE in Wisconsin, according to a poll released by Marquette University.

The poll found 48 percent of respondents said they’d vote for Biden, compared with 45 percent for Trump. When put next to Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.), Biden’s lone remaining rival in the Democratic Primary, Trump was ahead by 2 points.

This differs from a poll from last week by the conservative Restoration PAC that showed Trump ahead of Biden by 4 points and leading of Sanders by seven.


The poll also reported 65 percent support for Biden, and 32 percent support for Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary, which is still slated to take place in the state on April 7 amid a coronavirus stay-at-home order. On Wednesday, Sanders called on the state to postpone the election, as several other states have done.

FiveThirtyEight also has Biden projected to win the Wisconsin primary, a state Sanders won over Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhite House accuses Biden of pushing ‘conspiracy theories’ with Trump election claim Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton qualifies to run for county commissioner in Florida MORE in 2016. 

Sanders, who is more than 300 pledged delegates behind Biden, would have to do exceedingly well in the remaining primaries to have a chance at the nomination, which he has admitted would is “going to be a very steep road.”

Wisconsin allocates 84 pledged delegates for the Democratic presidential nomination and Milwaukee has been selected to host the Democratic National Convention in July. There have been discussions to reschedule the convention as the coronavirus grips the nation.

The poll, which collected responses from 813 registered voters in Wisconsin, also found 51 percent of respondents approved of Trump’s coronavirus response, compared with 46 percent who disapproved.  

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