The latest: Barnes has slight lead in Wis. race against incumbent GOP Sen. Johnson


HR King
May 29, 2001
Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, a Democrat, holds a slight lead over Republican incumbent Ron Johnson in the race for Johnson’s Senate seat, a Marquette Law School poll found.
Barnes has a 51-44 lead over Johnson in the poll, marginally larger than Barnes’s two-point margin in June. The poll has an error margin of plus or minus 4.2 percentage points.
Democrats see the Wisconsin race as one of their top opportunities to pick up a Senate seat.
The same poll found the gubernatorial race between incumbent Gov. Tony Evers (D) and Tim Michels, a Republican endorsed by Trump, to be very close, with just two percentage points separating Evers from Michels — well within the margin of error. In June, Evers had 48 percent support to Michels’s 41 percent. Since then, independent candidate Joan Beglinger announced that she was running; she has 7 percent support in the poll.
Michels, who has called for changes to Wisconsin’s electoral system and entertained the idea that Biden’s 2020 win can be decertified, has run on a Trump agenda. His win in the Republican primary marked a defeat for former vice president Mike Pence, who endorsed his opponent.