A new Marquette University Law School Poll released Thursday shows Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are leading their party’s primary races, while former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold maintains his lead in the Wisconsin senatorial race.
Although Clinton is leading her opponent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt.,Clinton’s early lead has nearly disappeared. The latest numbers show Clinton with 45 percent of the vote with Sanders close behind with 43 percent. The race has tightened since November’s poll where Clinton leads Sanders by nine points.
In the race for the Republican nomination, long time front-runner Trump maintains favor among likely Wisconsin voters with 24 percent of voter support. Trump is followed by U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., at 18 percent and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, at 16 percent. When asked who they believed is most likely to win the nomination, 48 percent of likely Republican voters agreed Trump.
While the race for presidential nominations narrows, Russ Feingold holds his convincing lead over U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., in the Wisconsin senatorial race. In the latest poll, Johnson trails Feingold 37 percent to 50 percent. Feingold’s lead over Johnson has actually improved since November, expanding from a 12 point lead up to 13 points.
The Marquette University Law School also asked likely voters about proposed legislation to allow concealed carry on K-12 school grounds if sanctioned by local school boards. Of those polled, 31 percent were in favor of the proposal, with 65 percent opposed.