Will Pence’s visit make a difference at the polls?

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Eau Claire (WQOW) –  With the election being four weeks away, the question that comes to mind for a lot of Wisconsinites is, will Vice President Mike Pence’s visit make a difference in the polls?

Geoffrey Peterson, a political science professor at UW Eau Claire, said he does not think Vice President Pence’s visit will make a difference in the polls because he visited Wisconsin for a private, not-public meeting.

However, Peterson said the president himself would make a significant impact because his visit would most likely be a rally. Peterson noted presidents will always make a more substantial difference than vice presidents.

Peterson said he doesn’t think President Trump is thinking about a visit anytime soon. He believes Trump has been traveling more for Senate races than the governor races.

“It’s a little unclear what the pattern is in his travel plans,” Peterson said. “I’ll be surprised if he comes to Wisconsin. It doesn’t mean he won’t, but I’d be a little surprised if he shows up in at this point in the election cycle.”

Regarding the Marquette poll, Peterson said the governor’s race is too close to call, but said Tammy Baldwin’s lead over Leah Vukmir is holding steady.

Lindsey Ford

Lindsey Ford

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