Wisconsin democrats hold slight edge over GOP in latest Marquette poll

MILWAUKEE (WKBT) — In a Marquette Law School Poll released Wednesday, Democrats hold a slight advantage in the U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races in Wisconsin, though the gap in the governor’s race is narrowing.

In the race for governor, Tony Evers polled at 45% with Republican challenger Tim Michels just barely behind at 43%. In a previous poll released in June, the matchup between Evers and Michels showed a wider gap with Evers at 48% and Michels at 41%. Independent candidate for governor Joan Beglinger polled at 7% in Wednesday’s results.

Poll results for U.S. Senate seem to show a widening gap. Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes polls at 51% support to incumbent Senator Ron Johnson, who polled at 44%. Johnson’s poll numbers remained unchanged from a June Marquette Poll in which he trailed Barnes by only two percentage points.

Among independent voters, Evers edged out Michels 41% to 37% and Barnes led with 52% over Johnson’s 38%.

Evers faces an uphill battle in terms of his approval rating. The poll showed dwindling approval ratings, falling from 50% in February to 47% in August. Evers’ disapproval rating climbed from 41% to 45% in that same time period.

Full detailed results of Marquette University Law School’s most recent poll can be found here.

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