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New Marquette poll shows strong support for Barnes over Johnson in Wisconsin’s US Senate race, while governor battle got tighter



FILE - (Left) Wisconsin Republican US Sen. Ron Johnson will face Democratic Challenger, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes in the November election.

The latest Marquette University Law School poll shows Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes with a 7-point lead in Wisconsin’s US Senate race over Republican Sen. Ron Johnson.

In Wisconsin’s governor race, Gov. Tony Evers has 45% support, while Republican opponent Tim Michels is at 43%. Two months ago, Evers was at 48% and Michels, 41%.

FILE – (left) Republican candidate for governor in Wisconsin, Tim Michels; (right) Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers.

Within the party, Democrats and Republicans strongly support their candidate, while independents favor Evers 41% to 37% over Michels.

Back to the Barnes-Johnson race, Barnes has 51% support to Johnson’s 44%. Support within the party is mostly unified in the 90th-percentile, but among independents, 52% back Barnes, while 38% prefer Johnson.

Turnout for the 2022 November elections is high along party lines with 83% of Republicans and 82% of Democrats saying they’ll be casting a ballot. Independent support to vote was polled at 66%, however.

The Marquette Law School Poll interviewed 811 registered Wisconsin voters by landline or cell phone, Aug. 10-15. The margin of error is +/-4.2 percentage points for the full sample.

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  1. Nick

    August 18, 2022 at 5:36 am

    What a choice. Johnson has made some very strange statements and handing or attempting to hand Vice President Pence alternative electoral list is way over the top.
    Barnes will rubber stamp whatever the far left wants and firmly believes killing children is quite acceptable.

  2. John Frank

    August 18, 2022 at 5:44 am

    How may Democrat MULES will be working to steal this election ?

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