New Marquette poll reveal WI voters remain undecided leading up to primaries

Published: Jul. 18, 2018 at 12:43 PM CDT
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A new Marquette poll was released on Wednesday, July 18th. It was conducted from July 11th through July 15 with 800 registered Wisconsin voters responding.

According to the poll, 30% of GOP voters and 38% of Democratic voters are undecided a month before governor and senate primaries.

Overall, people are “still not focused” on the two major primaries and there is no big movement showing more interest. Two-thirds of all registered voters say they don’t have an opinion on either candidate in the GOP Senate primary.

The poll says more than half of Republicans and likely Republican voters lack an opinion of either Senate candidate. For Kevin Nicholson, 69% of all voters and 56% of likely Republican voters don’t have a favorite opinion. For Leah Vukmir, 66% of all voters and 51% of likely Republican voters don’t have a favorite opinion.

According to the poll, 60% or more of all voters have no opinion of each of the 8 Democratic candidates nominated for governor. Among those likely to vote in the Democratic primary, 51% or more have no opinion of each of the eight candidates.

In contrast, the poll shows only 6 percent have no opinion of Governor Scott Walker and only 18 percent have no opinion of Senator Tammy Baldwin.

Ten issue questions were asked of half of the total sample of voters. Among those issues — tariffs.

The poll found partisan differences on tariffs are sharp. 44 percent of Republicans and 7 percent of Democrats say they are good for the economy.

On the Harley-Davidson front, 37 percent of respondents say the company is moving jobs overseas because of tariffs. However, 47 percent say they have done that anyway.

The two Republicans running for U.S. Senate are statistically tied as Leah Vukmir has wiped out Kevin Nicholson’s advantage, according to the latest Marquette University Law School Poll.

Vukmir leads Nicholson, 34-32, and it is the first time she has led the primary race, although her lead is well within the margin of error of +/- 7 percent.