Marquette Poll: Close races shaping up for Wisconsin governor, US Senate races

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WKBT) – A Marquette Law School poll released Wednesday shows close races for Wisconsin governor and US Senate.

Most notably, businessman Tim Michels, a late addition to the race to take on Gov. Tony Evers in the fall, leads the pack with 27% of support from Republicans. Former Lt. Gov Rebecca Kleefisch, an early favorite for the GOP, now trails Michels by one point at 26%.

Following the two GOP frontrunners, military veteran Kevin Nicholson is polling at 10%, Tim Ramthum at 3% and Adam Fischer at 0.5%.

Over on the Democratic side, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes leads the pack of candidates vying to take on incumbent Republican senator Ron Johnson. Barnes polls at 25% with his closest challenger, Alex Lasry, polling at 21%. Wisconsin Treasury Secretary Sarah Godlewski came in with 9% support, Tom Nelson at 7% and seven other candidates received less than 1%.

Match-ups against incumbent candidates are closer in the US Senate race than for Wisconsin governor, according to the poll.

All four GOP candidates trail Gov. Evers slightly in support for the general election, the closest of which is between Gov. Evers and former Lt. Gov. Kleefisch, 47% to 43%.

Of the top four Democratic candidates for US Senate, all beat Senator Ron Johnson by 1-2 points, with the exception of Alex Lasry, who trailed by 2 points. All the match-ups are considered statistical ties.

View the full poll release here.

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