Poll: Scott Walker Is In A Dead Heat With Challenger Tony Evers

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter

Wisconsin GOP Gov. Scott Walker and his Democratic opponent Tony Evers are tied, each with 47 percent support from likely voters, according to the latest polling numbers from Marquette University.

Leah Vukmir, a Republican challenging Democratic incumbent Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, is down double digits to her opponent. Fifty-four percent of likely voters support Baldwin versus 43 percent for Vukmir, according to Marquette’s poll. (RELATED: Police Union Throws Support Behind Leah Vukmir)

Marquette University polled 1,154 likely voters from Oct. 24-28. The margin of error in each race is 3.2 percentage points.

With days to go before the election on Nov. 6, the Wisconsin gubernatorial race is a toss-up while Baldwin is likely to win her bid for re-election to the U.S. Senate over Vukmir, according Cook Political Report.

Baldwin and Walker are running in a state President Donald Trump won in 2016. Nearly every poll in the race for Wisconsin’s Senate seat has shown Baldwin leading by double digits. In the gubernatorial race, Evers has led Walker in polling data for most of the race, though the latest two polls have shown Walker to be tied and up 1 percent, according to RealClearPolitics.

U.S. President Donald Trump during a campaign rally in Mosinee, Wisconsin

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Mosinee, Wisconsin, U.S., Oct. 24, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Political heavyweights from both sides of the aisle have traveled to Wisconsin to campaign for candidates in the swing state. Former President Barack Obama spoke at a rally on Oct. 26 to generate support for Baldwin, Evers and others.

Trump rallied voters in the state on Oct. 24 for Vukmir, Walker and other GOP candidates running for office. Trump’s son Eric Trump joined Vukmir for two rallies Tuesday, the Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune reported.

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