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Clinton polls four points ahead in Wisconsin

The poll was taken prior to the release of Trump’s crude remarks regarding women.

Image By: Photos by Cameron Lane-Flehinger and Betsy Osterberger

Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump by four points in Wisconsin, 43 percent to 39 percent, according to a recent CBS News poll.

Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson is also polling at 4 percent of eligible voters in Wisconsin, and 11 percent are still undecided.

This 2016 Battleground Tracker panel study, conducted Oct. 5-7, asked 2,987 participants in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin a series of 37 questions. Clinton’s lead over Trump has decreased by one point since the last 2016 Battleground poll June 26, 41 percent to 36 percent.

Although the poll was taken prior to Trump’s crude remarks regarding women Oct. 7, the respondents were later contacted again Oct. 7-8. Eight out of 10 participants said they had seen or heard about the videotape of Trump’s comments.

Poll respondents viewed Trump more negatively after hearing the tape, though it is too soon to tell whether the remarks will impact any future polls for Wisconsin.

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