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Marquette Poll: Walker, Evers in dead heat with less than 1 week to election day

Milwaukee (WXOW) – The latest Marquette Poll was released Wednesday afternoon and it shows a dead heat in the race for governor.

Both incumbent Governor Scott Walker and Democratic opponent Tony Evers have 47 percent support among likely voters who were polled. Governor Walker led Evers by 1 point in the last poll conducted in early October.

Governor Walker’s approval rating is the highest it has been all year.

In the race for the United States Senate, Senator Tammy Baldwin extended her lead over Republican Leah Vukmir (54-43). Baldwin led with 53 percent in the last poll.

Senator Baldwin’s approval remained consistent with the previous two Marquette Polls.

So, what are the issues voters are taking with them to the polls next Tuesday?

Twenty-five percent polled say health coverage is their most important issue, followed by 20 percent choosing K-12 education. Twenty percent picked jobs and the economy. The condition of Wisconsin roads ranks fourth.

Fifty-five percent of registered Wisconsin voters see the state as headed in the right direction while 40 percent think the state is off on the wrong track. In early October, 54 percent said right direction and 40 percent said wrong track.

When asked to balance property taxes with spending for public schools, registered voters say they would rather increase spending on public schools than reduce property taxes, by a 55 percent to 40 percent margin.

The Marquette Law School Poll is the most extensive statewide polling project in Wisconsin history. This poll interviewed 1,400 registered Wisconsin voters by landline or cell phone, Oct. 24-28, 2018. The margin of error is +/-3 percentage points for the full sample.

For likely voters the sample size is 1,154 and the margin of error is +/- 3.2 percentage points.

To read the entire poll, click here.

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