Brian Fraley, the former managing editor of RightWisconsin and current President of Edge Messaging, spoke with Edge Messaging’s Dan Deibert about the latest Marquette University Law School Poll results released on Wednesday.
Deibert asked Fraley about the right track – wrong track numbers in the poll.
“Very good if you’re an incumbent actually,” Fraley said. “Right direction, wrong track, 53-41, a plus 12 advantage. Traditionally that bodes very well if you’re an incumbent running for re-election.”
On the race between Governor Scott Walker and DPI Superintendent Tony Evers, Fraley looked at the poll numbers for likely voters.
“And guess what folks? It’s a dead heat,” Fraley said. “Not only is it within the margin of error, it’s tied 46 all. So it is a dead heat. I frankly expected the governor to be down four or five points, so it’s extremely good news for Governor Walker as well.”
Fraley also commented on the polling in the race for U.S. Senate between Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and state Sen. Leah Vukmir (R-Brookfield).
“Also within the margin of error, a tight race,” Fraley said. “But 49-47 among likely voters. The incumbent dangerously close to the 50 percent mark if you’re a challenger. Not as many undecideds in that race at this point. Very tight but also very good news for conservatives in Wisconsin for Republicans and for our candidate Leah Vukmir. It is a race. It is a tight horse race against a very savvy incumbent but I think Tammy Baldwin would’ve hoped she would be doing much better off right now.”