Marquette Poll: Walker and Evers neck-and-neck ahead of election

Published: Oct. 10, 2018 at 1:12 PM CDT
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Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Tony Evers are neck-and-neck one month ahead of the election, according to a new Marquette University Law School poll.

The poll, conducted Oct. 3-7, shows Gov. Walker with 47 percent of support among likely voters. Evers has 46 percent support.

Last month's poll had Evers up 49 percent to Walker's 44 percent.

"Our polling has gone from tie, to Evers up by five, to Walker up by one. I'd call that a toss up in the kinds of fluctuations we see are like you get in a toss up with partisans very strongly aligned behind their nominee," Marquette University Law School poll director Charles Franklin said.

In the U.S. Senate race, incumbent Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin maintains a healthy lead over Republican challenger Leah Vukmir. Baldwin has 53 percent support among likely voters. Vukmir has 43 percent.

The numbers are similar to last month's poll which showed Baldwin with 53 percent and Vukmir with 42 percent.

The Wisconsin Attorney General race shows Republican incumbent Brad Schimel leading Democratic challenger Josh Kaul 47-43 percent.

The poll questioned 1,000 registered Wisconsin voters over landline and cell phone. The margin of error is +/- 3.6 percentage points.