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0657, 01 Sep 16

Polls Narrow in Wisconsin

The latest Marquette Law School Poll is out. The race appears to be narrowing in Wisconsin.

Among likely voters, i.e., those who say they are certain they will vote in November, Clinton is supported by 45 percent and Trump by 42 percent in the new poll, with 10 percent saying they will support neither candidate. In the early August poll, 52 percent of likely voters supported Clinton, while Trump was backed by 37 percent and 10 percent said they had no preference. In July, likely voters gave Clinton 45 percent support and Trump 41 percent, while 14 percent said they lacked a preference.


In a head-to-head matchup for Wisconsin’s U.S. Senate race among registered voters, Russ Feingold receives 46 percent to Ron Johnson’s 42 percent, with 9 percent lacking a preference. In early August, Feingold had 49 percent and Johnson had 43 percent. In July, Feingold had 48 percent support and Johnson 41 percent.

With such bad candidates on the presidential ticket, I think that a lot of the occasional voters will stay home, thus making this race all about turning out the base. If that’s the case, then the GOP has the tougher slog since a sizable portion of people who used to be the GOP base won’t vote for Trump.


0657, 01 September 2016


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    If any conservative believes Hillary is as bad as Obama and stays home…that means they are voting for winner.

    Staying home could make one complicit in scourging the country with Hillary as president.

    I would not be able to live with that on my conscience.

  2. Pat

    I can’t vote for either as they are both poor choices. I definitely couldn’t look my grandchildren in their eyes if I were to vote for Trump. He has to be the worse choice when it comes to a roll model.

    That’s why I’ll vote for Gary Johnson. If Hillary wins, it won’t be the fault of the voters, as Hannity and Belling would like people to believe. It will be the fault of the Republican Party for having Trump as their candidate.

  3. Le Roi du Nord

    We all knew it wouldn’t be long and Kevin would jump on the Trump bandwagon.  It is always party over principles with him.

  4. Kevin Scheunemann


    I’m leaning Gary Johnson, if Hillary, or Trump is sure to win WI.

    However, if it is close and a vote for Gary Johnson could give 10 electoral votes to Hillary, Trump may be the option.

    Stopping Hillary is more important than Trump’s weaknesses.


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