New Marquette poll finds Gov. Walker, Tony Evers tied in governor’s race

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Published: Oct. 31, 2018 at 12:36 PM CDT
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A new Marquette poll released on Wednesday showed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers and Republican Gov. Scott Walker tied at 47 percent.

In race for U.S. Senate, the new Marquette Law School Poll finds 54 percent for Democrat Tammy Baldwin and 43 percent for Republican Leah Vukmir among likely voters.

The poll was conducted from Oct. 24 through the 28. 1,400 registered Wisconsin voters were interviewed. 1,154 of the poll participants were listed as "likely voters," meaning they are certain to vote.

Among all registered voters in governor’s race, it’s Walker 47 percent, Evers 44 percent and Libertarian candidate Phil Anderson at 5 percent, according to the latest poll.

In the race for Attorney General, Republican Brad Schimel is at 47 percent and Democrat Josh Kaul is at 43 percent among likely voters.

Walker led Evers by one point in the last poll released in early October.

The director of the Marquette Law School Poll, Charles Franklin, said the data collected predicts that the governor race could tip either way.

"This is as close as a race can get when you get the exact same number of respondents picking each candidate," Franklin said.

He said with the margin or error for likely voters being +/- 3.2, he would not be surprised to see someone win by a couple points one way or the other.

"If last minute decisions break heavily in one direction you can get an election result that is quite different from the polls taken a week or so earlier and voters should remember that," he said.

The poll also asked people what they think the most important issues facing the state are, with healthcare and k-12 education coming out on top.