Poll: Walker trails Dem opponent Evers by 5 points in Wisconsin

Poll: Walker trails Dem opponent Evers by 5 points in Wisconsin
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) trails his Democratic challenger Tony Evers by 5 points just days before the midterm election, according to a new poll.

The survey from Emerson College released Friday shows Evers with 51 percent support among likely voters, compared to Walker’s 46 percent. Only 1 percent of respondents were undecided.


Evers is the superintendent of Wisconsin state schools; Walker is seeking a third term as governor.

About 45 percent of likely voters surveyed have favorable views of Walker, who's been endorsed by President TrumpDonald TrumpKushner lands book deal, slated for release in 2022 Biden moves to undo Trump trade legacy with EU deal Progressives rave over Harrison's start at DNC MORE, while 50 percent have an unfavorable view of him.

Former President Obama endorsed Evers earlier this month and this week appeared at campaign rallies for him..

Libertarian candidate Phil Anderson could prove to be the wild card in the race. Anderson received 3 percent of likely voters support in a Marquette University poll earlier this month. Anderson was not polled in the most recent survey from Emerson.

The poll surveyed 604 likely voters mostly by phone from Oct. 29-31 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.

The non-partisan Cook Political Report rates the race as a “toss up.”