With just four weeks to go until the November 6 election, the latest Marquette University Law School poll has incumbent Governor Scott Walker with 47 percent support among likely voters, compared to 46 percent for Democrat Tony Evers and 5 percent for Libertarian Phil Anderson. The results amount to a statistical tie. In the U.S. Senate race, Democrat Tammy Baldwin leads Republican Leah Vukmir, 53 percent to 43 percent.
WEAC President Ron Martin said the extremely tight race for governor will come down to getting out the vote.
“Wisconsin public school educators stand firmly with Dr. Evers, because he’s focused on the issues that matter – like schools and roads,” Martin said. “This race depends on getting out the vote, and we have the edge on voter enthusiasm, especially among independents. The poll continued to show that most voters want to increase funding for their schools rather than reduce property taxes – there are 61 districts going to referendum on November 6 to do just that.
“Wisconsin schools are not better off under Walker, and on November 6 we’re confident Walker will finally get the message.”
Wisconsin voters have a more favorable view of Democrats than Republicans, according to the poll:
- 41 percent of respondents have a favorable view of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers compared with 38 percent unfavorable.
- 48 percent view incumbent Governor Scott Walker favorably compared with 49 percent who have an unfavorable opinion.
- Forty-nine percent have a favorable opinion of Democratic U.S. Senator. Tammy Baldwin, with 42 percent unfavorable.
- Only 30 percent have a favorable view of Baldwin’s Republican opponent Leah Vukmir while 43 percent have an unfavorable opinion of her.
- 46 percent approve of the job President Trump is doing while 51 percent disapprove.