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%.
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.