- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Donald Trump has cut a double-digit lead for Hillary Clinton in Wisconsin down to just 3 points and put the race in the state close to where it was before the Republican and Democratic conventions in July, according to polling released Wednesday.

In a head-to-head contest, Mrs. Clinton led Mr. Trump by 3 points, 45 percent to 42 percent, among likely voters, with 10 percent supporting neither candidate, according to a Marquette University Law School poll.

In a Marquette poll from early August, Mrs. Clinton had led Mr. Trump among likely voters by 15 points, 52 percent to 37 percent, after holding a 4-point, 45 percent to 41 percent lead in July.

A separate poll from Monmouth University released Wednesday showed Mrs. Clinton with a similar 5-point, 43 percent to 38 percent lead over Mr. Trump in the state, with Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson at 7 percent and Green Party nominee Jill Stein at 3 percent.

President Obama carried the state by about 7 points in 2012. The last time Wisconsin went Republican in a presidential election was in 1984.

The two surveys showed significantly different snapshots of the state’s U.S. Senate race between GOP Sen. Ron Johnson and Democrat Russ Feingold.

Mr. Feingold held a 3-point, 48 percent to 45 percent edge over Mr. Johnson among likely voters in the Marquette poll and a 13-point, 54 percent to 41 percent lead over Mr. Johnson in the Monmouth poll.


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