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Ron Johnson says he doesn’t trust polls showing Donald Trump beating Joe Biden in Wisconsin

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) on Sunday dismissed recent polls showing President Biden with a slight lead over former President Trump in his home state of Wisconsin, saying he doesn’t trust early polls. did.

“As someone who has campaigned across the state three times and seen the polls get wildly wrong all three times, you can never trust early polls,” Johnson said in an interview. Told. news nations “The Hill Sunday” “One thing I can say with near certainty is that Wisconsin will be a very close race. I don’t think there’s any doubt about that.”

A series of recent polls have shown Biden and Trump tied in the Badger State, with a New York Times/Siena College/Philadelphia Inquirer poll released last week. , it turns out that the only state out of six battleground states where Mr. Biden is leading over Mr. Trump is Wisconsin. .

A Quinnipiac University poll released earlier this month showed Mr. Biden leading Mr. Trump in Wisconsin by 6 points in a hypothetical head-to-head race, but that lead diminished when a third-party candidate entered the race. Reduced to just 1 point.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson suggested on Sunday that the close numbers suggested both candidates needed to work to secure a firm lead.

“Both candidates are going to have to come here and have a strong ground game. That’s exactly what we’re trying to do here with Republican Wisconsin,” he said.

“We Republicans have an even harder task. Democrats can lock up votes in Milwaukee and Madison, but we have to go around the state and get votes in every small town in Wisconsin.” But I think we’re up to the task, and we’re certainly encouraged by the Wisconsin Republican convention this weekend,” he added.

biden A narrow victory over Wisconsin In the 2020 election, he defeated the former president by less than one point.

According to The Hill/Decision Desk’s average national poll, Mr. Biden and Mr. Trump are tied, with 44.8% support each.

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