A new NBC News/Marist poll of Wisconsin voters released Thursday finds Republican Gov. Scott Walker (R) behind his Democratic opponent, Tony Evers.
Among likely voters, Evers leads Walker by 10 points, 53 percent to 43 percent, in a head-to-head matchup. Among registered voters, his lead drops to 9 points, 52 percent to 43 percent. In July's NBC/Marist poll, Evers had a 13-point lead. Evers is ahead with Democrats, nonwhite voters, women, and independents, while Walker leads among Republicans, whites without a college degree, and men.
Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D) is ahead of her GOP challenger Leah Vukmir among likely voters, 54 percent to 40 percent. A Marquette Law School poll released Wednesday has Baldwin leading Vukmir 53 percent to 43 percent, and in a bit of good news for Walker, that poll puts him ahead of Evers by 1 point among likely voters, 47 percent to 46 percent.
The NBC/Marist poll was conducted via landline and cellphones from Sept. 30 through Oct. 3, among 943 adults (margin of error of plus-minus 3.7 percentage points), 781 registered voters (plus-minus 4.1 points), and 571 likely voters (plus-minus 4.8 points). Catherine Garcia