Poll: Momentum with GOP’s Michels in Wis gubernatorial race.
Four years ago, Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was narrowly ousted in large part because of continued union fury over his reforms requiring public sector employees to participate in their pension plans and Health care. Walker’s brief and disastrous bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2015 was also a factor in his loss to liberal Democrat Tony Evers in 2020.
Now days away from Wisconsin’s votes, the well-respected Marquette University Law School poll shows among voters across the state, Evers and GOP businessman Tim Michels are in the stalemate with 48% each.
The X factor in the race is independent candidate Joan Ellis Beglinger, who suddenly pulled out of the race in September to endorse Michels. But state election law requires her name to remain on the ballot, and Marquette’s latest findings have the retired nurse and executive of a 2% health care company.
The Marquette poll clearly shows a move towards Trumpster Michaels over the past month, as it showed Evers at 47%, Michels at 46% and Beglinger at 4%.
Van Mobley, chairman of the board of Thiensville, Wis., and one of Donald Trump’s earliest backers in Badger State, told us inflation was a key issue supporting Michels.
“‘Inflation’ is, of course, a code word for ‘economics,'” Mobley said. “Voters here think the Biden administration is a shoddy bunch of wretches ruining us while telling us everything will be better when they ruin us completely.”
He added that rising crime and the quality of education were hurting Evers and the Democratic Party.
John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, go here now.
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