As expected, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers dominated the field to take on Governor Scott Walker in November.

Candidate

Percent

Votes

Tony Evers (Democratic) 

41.8%

224,471

Mahlon Mitchell (Democratic)  

16.3%

87,794

Kelda Roys (Democratic)  

12.8%

68,956

Kathleen Vinehout (Democratic)  

8.2%

43,928

Mike McCabe (Democratic)  

7.4%

39,746

Matt Flynn (Democratic)  

5.9%

31,528

Paul Soglin (Democratic)  

5.3%

28,238

Andy Gronik (Democratic)  

1.2%

6,661

Dana Wachs (Democratic)  

0.8%

4,209

Josh Pade (Democratic)  

0.4%

1,927

Polling done before the election showed Evers support in the low- to mid-30s, with no other candidate above 10%. Most polls were done before other candidates had done their full media buys leading up to voting.

Interestingly, almost 11,000 Democrats voted for Andy Gronik and Dana Wachs, both of whom dropped out weeks before the primary.

As we head into November, the race between Walker and Evers is rated as a “toss-up” or “lean Republican.” Walker has a slight advantage being the incumbent and as the only governor in the nation to ever survive a recall attempt. The last Marquette University Law School Poll showed Walker leading Evers by 4 points.