Democrat Russ Feingold continues to hold on to a lead over incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, according to the results of the latest Marquette University Law School poll.
The poll released Wednesday shows Feingold with a six point lead over Johnson among registered voters in the state, at 49-43 percent. That’s down a point for a poll done in early July, which had Feingold leading 48-41 percent.
Feingold and Johnson will also face Libertarian candidate Phil Anderson in November. In a three-way race, Feingold received 47 percent, Johnson 38 percent, and Anderson seven percent. Among likely voters, Feingold’s lead jumped to 50 percent, with Johnson at 39 percent and Anderson at seven. Both marked an increase in support for Feingold, compared to the last Marquette poll released in early July.
The results also show Johnson still struggling with voters knowing enough about him. When looking at favorability, 33 percent of respondents had no opinion at all about Johnson, while the Republican had a 34 percent favorability rating and 32 percent unfavorable rating.
Feingold was seen favorably by 44 percent of the registered voters polled, unfavorably by 36 percent, and 20 percent did not have any opinion about him.
Feingold and Johnson will face each other in November, as the Democrat tries to reclaim the seat he lost to Johnson in the 2010 election.
UDPATE: This story was updated to reflect polling numbers for Libertarian candidate Phil Anderson.