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Democrats Fare Better in Wis. Poll Approval Ratings

Democrats Fare Better in Wis. Poll Approval Ratings Photo: WDIO-TV file photo

Created: October 10, 2018 05:49 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Registered voters generally have a more favorable view of Democrats than Republicans in Wisconsin, based on results of a new poll.

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The Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday shows that 41 percent of respondents have a favorable view of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers compared with 38 percent unfavorable.

For Republican Gov. Scott Walker, 48 percent view him favorably compared with 49 percent who have an unfavorable opinion.

Forty-nine percent have a favorable opinion of Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, with 42 percent unfavorable.

Only 30 percent have a favorable view of Baldwin's Republican opponent Leah Vukmir while 43 percent have an unfavorable opinion of her.

As for President Donald Trump, 46 percent approve of the job he's doing while 51 percent disapprove.

The poll of 1,000 registered voters was conducted Oct. 3 through Sunday and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points.

Democrats enthusiastic about voting

Democrats continue to be more enthused about voting in the November election in Wisconsin.

The poll shows that 76 percent of Democratic registered voters say they are very enthusiastic about voting. That compares with 70 percent of Republicans.

Polls all year have consistently shown Democrats are more enthusiastic than Republicans.

The poll shows the race between Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Tony Evers to be about even. In September, the poll showed Evers with a slight lead.

In the U.S. Senate race, Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin held an 10-point lead over Republican challenger Leah Vukmir. The results were little changed from the previous month.

These components of the poll involved 799 likely voters and have a margin of error of plus or minus 3.9 percentage points.

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