Democratic candidates in Wisconsin’s Senate and gubernatorial races opened up leads against their Republican challengers, according to a new Marquette University Law School poll released Tuesday.
Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) is up 11 points over challenger state Sen. Leah Vukmir (R). About 53 percent of likely Wisconsin voters support Baldwin, while 42 percent support Vukmir. The same poll had Baldwin up 2 points in August.
Baldwin is also buoyed by a favorability rating that is above water. About 48 percent of likely voters have a favorable opinion of Baldwin, while 40 percent have an unfavorable view. Vukmir has a negative favorability rating, with 26 percent of likely voters having a favorable view of her and 38 percent an unfavorable view.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers, the superintendent of Wisconsin’s public schools, opened up a 5-point lead over incumbent Gov. Scott Walker (R). About 49 percent of likely voters support Evers, compared to 44 percent who support Walker. The same poll had a 46-46 split in August.
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