Marquette poll puts Walker, Clinton at top of primary fields among Wisconsin voters

A new Marquette Law School Poll finds Scott Walker leading in Wisconsin in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, with 25% of voters who are Republican or lean Republican saying that he is their first choice. Following Walker are Ben Carson at 13%, Donald Trump at 9%, and Ted Cruz at 8%. Carly Fiorina and Marco Rubio receive 7% each. Jeb Bush is the choice of 6%, and each of the remaining candidates garners 4% or less.

In April, the Marquette poll had Walker at 40%, with Rand Paul in second place at 10%. Trump was not included in the April list of candidates.

On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton leads with 44%, followed by Bernie Sanders at 32% and Joe Biden at 12%. Lincoln Chaffee, Martin O’Malley and Jim Webb each receive less than 1% support. In April, Clinton had 58% support and Biden 12%, while Sanders was not included in the April poll. Elizabeth Warren, who was not included in this poll, had received 14% support in April.

In the 2016 race for the U.S. Senate, Democrat Russ Feingold receives 47% support and Republican Ron Johnson 42%. In April, Feingold received 54% to Johnson’s 38%. Feingold is viewed favorably by 42% and unfavorably by 30%, with 28% unable to give a rating. Johnson is seen favorably by 30% and unfavorably by 31%, with 38% unable to rate him.

Looking ahead to possible general election preferences of Wisconsin voters:

  • Clinton 47, Bush 42.
  • Clinton 52, Walker 42.
  • Clinton 50, Cruz 38.
  • Clinton 51, Trump 35.