October 19: Trends in Upcoming Election

–submitted by Joy Cardin

From left: Barb Wiley, Liane Kosaki, Charles Franklin and Andrea Kaminski

The race for Wisconsin Governor between Democratic Governor Tony Evers and his Republican challenger Tim Michels has tightened and is now considered a tossup according to the latest Marquette Law School Poll.  Poll director Charles Franklin says among likely voters 47% support Evers and 46% support Michels.  Michels gained support since the September poll mainly from independent voters.  

The race for US Senate between Republican Senator Ron Johnson and his Democratic challenger Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes has widened since the last poll. Franklin say Johnson now as a six point edge over Barnes, 52% to 46%.  Once again, independent voters are trending toward Johnson. 

Professor Franklin says the close races show how important voter turnout will be on November 8.

The final Marquette poll for this election cycle will be released on November 2. 

If you missed the program this week, you can watch it here:  https://youtu.be/vi6PG3BLa-g

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