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Poll Reveals Close Races For Governor & US Senate In Wisconsin

Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers are tied when it comes to preference from likely voters, according to a new poll.

The new Marquette Law School poll shows tight races for Wisconsin governor and U.S. Senate. The results reflect a survey conducted after the Aug. 14 partisan primary election.

The poll shows Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers and Republican Gov. Scott Walker tied at 46 percent among likely voters. In the new poll, Evers is two points behind Walker when it comes to registered voters.

Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin, who will face Republican Leah Vukmir in November, currently has a two-point lead among likely voters. With registered voters, Baldwin has an 8-point lead.

According to registered voters, the important issues facing Wisconsin are the economy (24 percent), K-12 education (22 percent) and health coverage (19 percent).

More than half of registered voters think Wisconsin is headed in the right direction, while 41 percent say it’s on the wrong track.

The poll included responses from 800 registered Wisconsin voters and was conducted Aug. 15 – 19. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points. For 601 likely voters, the margin of error was plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.

Lauren Sigfusson
Lauren became WUWM's digital producer in July 2018.
Maayan is a WUWM news reporter.
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