Some encouraging news today out of Wisconsin today courtesy of Marquette University’s latest poll:
A new Marquette Law School Poll of Wisconsin voters finds a tight race for governor following last week’s statewide primary elections. Among likely voters (that is, those who say they are certain to vote), incumbent Republican Scott Walker receives 46 percent, Democrat Tony Evers receives 46 percent and Libertarian Phil Anderson 6 percent. Only 2 percent say they lack a preference or do not lean to a candidate.
Among likely voters in the race for the Wisconsin U.S. Senate seat on the ballot in November, 49 percent support the incumbent, Democrat Tammy Baldwin, and 47 percent support Republican Leah Vukmir, while 3 percent say they lack a preference or do not lean toward a candidate.
Among all registered voters surveyed in the poll, the race for governor remains tight, with Walker at 46 percent, Evers at 44 percent and Anderson with 7 percent.
There is a wider margin among all registered voters in the Senate race, with Baldwin receiving 51 percent and Vukmir 43 percent.
Awareness of Evers and Vukmir has increased among registered voters since the last Marquette Law School Poll in July. Forty-six percent lack an opinion of Evers, down from 60 percent in July. For Vukmir, 48 percent lack an opinion now, compared to 66 percent in July.
Among likely voters only, 35 percent lack an opinion of Evers and 41 percent lack an opinion of Vukmir.
For historical context in the governor’s race, Democrat Mary Burke led Walker 49-47 in the first poll after the Democratic primary in 2014.
Walker led Tom Barrett 50-44 in the first primary after the Dem primary in the 2012 recall. Walker ultimately won both races.
The poll of 800 registered voters was conducted Wednesday through Sunday, with a margin of error of plus or minus 4%. For 601 likely voters, the margin of error was plus or minus 4.5%.
Including so-called leaners, 45% of those surveyed were Republican and 43% were Democrats.
Sixty-three percent of registered voters were very enthusiastic about voting. Sixty-nine percent of Republicans, 67% of Democrats and 56% of independents expressed a lot of enthusiasm for voting.
The poll did not measure public reaction to Tuesday's legal proceedings against Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, and former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.
A lot of GOP blood in the water and we need to make sure the Blue Wave hits Wisconsin hard. Click below to donate and get involved with Evers and his fellow Wisconsin Democrats’ campaigns: