New Marquette Poll Finds Johnson Leading Barnes in U.S. Senate Race; Evers and Michels Locked in “Coin Toss” Gubernatorial Race

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 11:23 AM | WiSCAadmin (Administrator)

The latest Marquette University Law School Poll, which was conducted October 3-9 and released on October 12 shows incumbent Tony Evers (D) and Tim Michels (R) in an extremely close race for governor. It also shows incumbent Sen. Ron Johnson (R) leading Democratic challenger and current Wisconsin Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes in the contest for U.S. Senate. Please find below highlights of the poll:

Wisconsin Governor’s Race:

·         Wisconsin Voters’ Preference for Governor (among likely voters):

o   Governor Tony Evers (Democrat) – 47%

o   Tim Michels (Republicans) – 46%

o   Joan Beglinger (Independent) – 4% (Beglinger has dropped out of the race but will remain on the ballot)

o   Other – 3%

In the September poll, Evers received 47%, Michels 44%, and Beglinger 5%.

·         Evers Favorability:

o   Favorable: 44%

o   Unfavorable: 46%

o   Haven’t heard enough: 6%

o   Don’t know: 4%

·         Michels Favorability:

o   Favorable: 36%

o   Unfavorable: 36%

o   Haven’t heard enough: 20%

o   Don’t know: 8%

Wisconsin U.S. Senate Race:

·         Wisconsin Voters’ Preference for U.S. Senate (among likely voters):

o   Senator Ron Johnson (Republican): 52%

o   Governor Mandela Barnes (Democrat): 46%

In the September poll, Johnson received 49% and Barnes 48%

·         Barnes Favorability:

o   Favorable: 39%

o   Unfavorable: 40%

o   Haven’t heard enough: 15%

o   Don’t know: 6%

·         Johnson Favorability:

o   Favorable: 41%

o   Unfavorable: 45%

o   Haven’t heard enough: 9%

o   Don’t know: 5%

CLICK HERE to read the complete results from the latest Marquette University Poll.


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