Poll: Race for president tightens in Wisconsin among likely voters

Figures in the latest Marquette Law School poll released Wednesday show the race for president may be tightening slightly.

Registered voters polled last week in the race between democrat Hillary Clinton and republican Donald Trump chose Clinton 43 percent to Trump’s 37 percent, with 11 percent saying they’d choose neither candidate.  But when the poll asked those who said they were “certain to vote” in November, Clinton’s lead dropped. Clinton led among likely voters 45 percent to 41 percent for Trump.

In June, Clinton held a lead of 42-35 over Trump among registered voters, and 46-37 among likely voters.

“There’s good evidence here that we may be looking at a tighter race for president in Wisconsin,” said poll Director Charles Franklin in the poll’s release.

The poll interviewed 801 registered voters, of which 665 said they were certain to vote.  The margin of error for registered voters is +/-4.1 percent and +/-4.5 percent for likely voters. 

The poll was conducted Thursday through Sunday.