Democrat Russ Feingold’s lead in the race for the U.S. Senate in Wisconsin saw a sharp drop, according to the latest Marquette University Law School poll.
The poll released Wednesday shows Feingold leading Republican Senator incumbent Ron Johnson 47-42 percent among registered voters. Among likely voters, that gap shrunk to 48-45 percent. Feingold led Johnson 49-37 percent in a similar poll done in late February.
Poll director Charles Franklin said some of that narrowing may be due to the heightened interest in the presidential race, with more people getting engaged and putting their support behind their party’s candidate.
Feingold is running to reclaim the seat he lost to Johnson in 2010. The election is in November.