St. Norbert Poll gives Clinton 8-point lead over Trump in Wisconsin

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks as Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton listen during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. (Saul Loeb/Pool via AP)
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks as Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton listen during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. (Saul Loeb/Pool via AP)

BROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) – A St. Norbert College Strategic Research Institute poll of Wisconsin voters gives Democrat Hillary Clinton an 8-point lead over Republican Donald Trump in the race for president.

Voters were asked: “if the presidential election were held today, for whom would you vote?” Clinton received 47 percent support to Trump’s 39 percent.

Libertarian Gary Johnson got 1 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein received 3 percent.

Three percent selected “other.” When asked who they would choose instead of the current nominees, 62 percent voted for Bernie Sanders; 19 percent support Darrell Castle of the Constitution Party; 10 percent support cartoon character Mickey Mouse; and 10 percent opted for “none.”

The St. Norbert College Strategic Research Institute survey polled 664 registered likely voters over the telephone from Oct. 13-16. The Margin of Error is +/-3.8 percent.

The results of the presidential poll are similar to the recent Marquette University Law School Poll. Results of that survey of registered likely voters gave Clinton a 44-37 percent lead over Trump in Wisconsin.

Trump is making a push for the Badger State. He campaigned in Green Bay Monday, attracting a crowd of thousands. He’s also been spending money on advertising in Wisconsin.

Hillary Clinton has not visited Wisconsin since the April primary election.

Clinton and Trump will face each other Wednesday in the final presidential debate. You can watch it live on WBAY-TV 2, 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.