Walker Voters Give Trump the Lead in Wisconsin: Marquette Poll

Donald Trump leads the Republican presidential field in Wisconsin, now that Gov. Scott Walker has dropped out of the race, according to a Marquette University Law School poll.

  • GOP results:
    • Trump at 20% among registered GOP voters, followed by Ben Carson (16%), Marco Rubio (14%), Carly Fiorina (11%)
    • Jeb Bush at 7%, Ted Cruz at 5%, Mike Huckabee, Chris Christie, John Kasich each get 3% support
    • NOTE: Walker led Marquette’s Aug. poll with 25% support; poll shows Trump largest gainer, up from 9% last month
  • Among Democratic voters:
    • Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders, 42% to 30%; Joe Biden, who hasn’t decided on race, at 17% support
  • Senate race:
    • Among all voters surveyed, Democrat Russ Feingold leads incumbent Republican Sen. Ron Johnson in possible 2016 matchup, 50% to 36%
    • Feingold expands lead from August, when he led by 5 ppts
  • NOTE: Johnson unseated Feingold, then a 3-term incumbent, in 2010
  • NOTE: Survey of 803 Wic. registered voters from Sept. 24-28 has error margin of +/- 4.1ppts; GOP results from 321 responses with error margin +/- 6.5ppts; Democratic results from 394 responses with error margin +/- 5.9ppts