Poll: Voters choose primary preferences on Senate and gubernatorial candidates

(WQOW) – The latest Marquette Poll is out with primary preferences on your Senate and gubernatorial candidates.

For Democratic primary voters, 34 percent said they don’t know which of the 10 candidates they will support to run against Governor Scott Walker.

It also rated which candidates weren’t well-known. Eighty-five percent of people didn’t know who Dana Wachs was, and 73 percent didn’t know who Kathleen Vinehout was. School Superintendent Tony Evers was best-known. Still, only 39 percent of people recognized his name. The data showed Evers would fare best against Governor Walker in November, with 44 percent of the vote to Walker’s 48 percent.

When it comes to the Republicans challenging Tammy Baldwin’s U.S Senate seat, 31 percent of people were aware of Kevin Nicholson, and 28 percent knew of Leah Vukmir. Thirty-seven percent of the Republican primary voters would vote for Nicholson, while 32 percent would vote for Vukmir.

As for Walker’s job approval trend, it’s gone up two points since March, now at 49 percent.

The poll also touches on some national issues.

President Donald Trump’s approval rating went up from 43 percent to 44 percent since March. The disapproval rate still stands at 50 percent. The Singapore Summit brought in some voter reactions. Thirty-eight percent of Wisconsin voters said it is likely to reduce nuclear weapons – 52 percent disagree.

While 55 percent of voters think increased tariff’s on aluminum and steel imports will hurt the economy, 29 percent of Wisconsin voters think it will improve it.

Another economic impact are free-trade agreements – 51 percent versus 28 percent think they benefit the U.S economy. As for construction of the Mexico border wall, 55 percent oppose it and 40 percent favor it.

For more details on the Marquette poll results, see here.

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