Post-Primary Marquette University Law Poll Shows Evers and Michels in Tight Race for Governor; Barnes with Lead in U.S. Senate Contest

August 29, 2022 10:54 AM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

Post-Primary Marquette University Law Poll Shows Evers and Michels in Tight Race for Governor; Barnes with Lead in U.S. Senate Contest

The latest Marquette University Law Poll, which was conducted after the Aug. 9 Wisconsin primary election and released on August 17, shows incumbent Tony Evers (D) and Tim Michels (R) locked in a close race for governor, and has current Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes leading incumbent Ron Johnson (R) in the contest for U.S. Senate. Please find below highlights of the poll:

Wisconsin Governor’s Race:

  • Wisconsin Voters’ Preference for Governor:
    • Governor Tony Evers (Democrat) – 45%
    • Tim Michels (Republicans) – 43%
    • Joan Beglinger (Independent) – 7%
    • Other – 5%
  • Evers Favorability:
    • Favorable:  46%
    • Unfavorable:  41%
    • Haven’t heard enough:  6%
    • Don’t know:  6%
  • Michels Favorability:
    • Favorable:  33%
    • Unfavorable:  33%
    • Haven’t heard enough:  24%
    • Don’t know:  10%

U.S. Senate Race:

  • Wisconsin Voters’ Preference for U.S. Senate:
    • Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes (Democrat):  51%
    • U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (Republican):  44%
  • Barnes Favorability:
    • Favorable:  37%
    • Unfavorable:  22%
    • Haven’t heard enough:  30%
    • Don’t know:  11%
  • Johnson Favorability:
    • Favorable:  38%
    • Unfavorable:  47%
    • Haven’t heard enough:  9%
    • Don’t know:  6%

CLICK HERE to read the complete results from the latest Marquette University Poll.

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