Monday, October 15th

Top, from left: Scott Walker, Tony Evers. Bottom, from left: Leah Vukmir, Tammy Baldwin.(Photo: Journal Sentinel files)

Republican Gov. Scott Walker was in a virtual tie with Democrat Tony Evers while Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin held a 10-point lead over Republican Leah Vukmir, according to Wednesday's Marquette University Law School Poll.

Among likely voters in the governor's race, Walker had 47 percent, Evers had 46 percent — well within the poll's margin of error — and Libertarian candidate Phil Anderson had 5 percent.

Last month, Evers had a 5-point lead.

In the race for U.S. Senate, Baldwin led Vukmir by 53 percent to 43 percent, maintaining a double-digit advantage.

The numbers suggest there would either be more ticket-splitting in Wisconsin this year than the state has seen over the past decade, or the gap between the two races would narrow before the Nov. 6 election.

In the race for attorney general, Republican incumbent Brad Schimel led Democat Josh Kaul, 47 percent to 43 percent.