The latest Marquette University Law School poll was released on Thursday afternoon.
The new poll found tight races among Wisconsin voters in both parties’ presidential primaries. For Democrats in the state, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leads with 45 percent of the vote, Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders has 43 percent and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has 1 percent among those intending to vote. The gap between Clinton and Sanders in November was 50 percent and 41 percent, respectively.
In the previous poll take in November, Clinton led among Democrats at 50 percent, followed by Sanders at 41 percent and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley at 2 percent.
Among Republicans, businessman Donald Trump led with 24 percent, followed by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was at 18 percent, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 16 percent and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 8 percent.
In Marquette’s November poll, Carson was backed by 22 percent with Trump and Rubio each at 19 percent and Cruz at 9 percent.
In the race for U.S. Senate, Democrat Russ Feingold was backed by 50 percent and incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson received 37 percent support. That’s one point up for Feingold and one point down for Johnson from the previous poll.
Feingold was found favorable by 44 percent compared to Johnson at 26 percent.
The survey was conducted Jan. 21-24 and surveyed 806 registered voters. Half of the registered voters were surveyed by cellphone and the other half by landline. The margin of error on the full sample was plus or minus 4 percentage points.