Marquette Poll: Guv’s race tightens, Baldwin maintains double-digit lead

The guv’s race tightened in the latest Marquette University Law School Poll, while U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin maintained a double-digit advantage.

In the latest poll, Gov. Scott Walker was backed by 47 percent of likely voters, while 46 percent supported Dem rival Tony Evers. Libertarian Phil Anderson was at 5 percent.

Last month, Evers was up 49-44 with Anderson at 6 percent.

In the Senate race, 53 percent of likely voters backed Baldwin, D-Madison, while 43 percent supported state Sen. Leah Vukmir, R-Brookfield.

In the last poll, Baldwin led 53-42.

And in the attorney general’s race, 47 percent backed GOP incumbent Brad Schimel, while 43 percent supported Dem challenger Josh Kaul, a former federal prosecutor.

In September, Schimel was favored 48-41.

Poll director Charles Franklin noted the sample in the new poll was plus-3 Republican compared to plus-1 Dem last month. He said that shift was reflected in the guv’s race. But he noted it didn’t impact the Senate dynamic and Kaul’s numbers improved despite the shift.

The poll was in the field Oct. 3-7. It included 799 likely voters and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.9 percentage points.

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