Incumbent Sen. Ron Johnson (R – WI) closed in on Democratic challenger Russ Feingold, who had previously led by large margins, in a new Wisconsin Senate poll from Marquette Law School.
Feingold still leads the race for the U.S. Senate seat for Wisconsin by two points, 48-46, among Wisconsin likely voters. With third-party candidates included, Feingold leads 46-44, with Libertarian Phil Anderson following at 4 percent.
In a Marquette poll from last month, Feingold held a six-point lead over Johnson, 47-41, who captured the Senate seat from the Democrat in 2010. In the three-way race, Feingold led by five points, 44-39, with Anderson at 7 percent.
The Marquette Law School poll was conducted Oct. 6-9 among 878 likely Wisconsin voters, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.9 percent.
TPM’s PollTracker Average for the U.S. Senate election in Wisconsin shows a tossup, with Feingold leading Johnson, 46 to 44.2.