A new Fox News poll found U.S. Senate candidate Mandela Barnes and Gov. Tony Evers with edges over their GOP rivals.

The poll found 50 percent backed Barnes, the lieutenant governor, while 46 percent supported U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Oshkosh. Another 1 percent preferred someone else, while 5 percent said they didn’t know or wouldn’t vote.

The Marquette University Law School Poll released earlier this week found Barnes with a 7-point avantage, 51-44.

In the guv’s race, 49 percent backed Evers, while 46 percent supported construction exec Tim Michels. One percent said they preferred someone else, while 3 percent said they were undecided.

The Marquette Poll found 45 percent backed Evers, while 43 percent supported Michels. Independent Joan Beglinger, a nurse from Cross Plains whose platform aligns with the views of many Donald Trump supporters, was at 7 percent. She wasn’t included in the Fox poll.

The Fox poll also found 50 percent approved of Evers’ job performance, while 47 percent disapproved. That compare to the 47-45 split in the Marquette survey.

The Fox poll of 1,006 Wisconsin voters was conducted Aug. 12-16 over landlines and cellphones. The margin of error was plus or minus 3 percentage points.

It was conducted under the joint direction of Beacon Research, a Dem firm, and Shaw &
Company Research, a GOP outfit.

FiveThirtyEight gives their joint effort for Fox an A rating.

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