New Poll Has Ron Johnson Gaining in Wisconsin

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Nov 02, 2016 6:00 PM
New Poll Has Ron Johnson Gaining in Wisconsin

The newest Marquette Law School poll has Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) only a single point behind Democratic challenger Russ Feingold, indicative of a momentum boost as Election Day nears. This is an improvement from the previous Marquette poll in October, which had Feingold up two points, and the Marquette poll from mid-September, which had Feingold up six points.

Five percent of respondents in the latest poll say they do not yet know who they are voting for, if anyone.

The new survey, the final Marquette Law School Poll to be conducted before the Nov. 8 election, additionally finds a very close U.S. Senate race in Wisconsin, with 45 percent of likely voters supporting Democrat Russ Feingold and 44 percent supporting Republican Ron Johnson. Libertarian candidate Phil Anderson has 3 percent support, while 5 percent do not express a candidate preference, saying that they will vote for none of the candidates, will not vote or don’t know how they will vote.

Perhaps the epic beer chug helped to sway some voters? Either way, it looks as though this one is going to go down to the wire.