Democrat Russ Feingold continues to hold a narrow lead in Wisconsin’s U.S. Senate race, according to the latest Marquette University Law School Poll.
Feingold led incumbent Republican Senator Ron Johnson 51-41 among registered voters in June, and results from a poll conducted over the weekend show him still ahead with a seven point margin at 48-41. Among those likely to vote in November, the gap between Feingold and Johnson actually shrunk slightly, from 51-42 in June to 49-44 in July.
Adding Libertarian candidate Phil Anderson, Feingold pulled 46 percent among registered voters, while Johnson had 40 and Anderson had seven
Poll director Charles Franklin noted it’s a big shift from last fall, when Feingold frequently had a double digit lead over the incumbent. That gap started to close earlier this spring, and has continued to do so in recent polling.
Feingold is seeking to reclaim the seat Johnson won in 2010, knocking the Democrat out of office.