Walker Anticipates Little Vote-Splitting in Senate, Governor Races

The Latest MU Law School Poll shows Democratic U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin leading Republican state Senator Leah Vukmir by 10 points. The same poll shows Republican Governor Scott Walker leading Democrat Tony Evers by a single point. Were that to be the case on Election Day, it would mean a significant number of voters split their ballots between the Democratic Baldwin and the Republican Walker. But Walker told Media Trackers he doesn’t expect that to happen. In a Sunday evening interview, Walker said he expects the Senate race to tighten. But he says it will take voter enthusiasm and effort.

I think it’s going to be much, much closer. But the thing to remember, in our race, in the attorney general’s race, in the U.S. Senate race…people (Republican voters) have got to get out and knock on doors and convince people. I believe there is no one who has consistently voted right of center who will vote for me and not for Leah(Vukmir)…But there still is a small, small percentage of people, not many left, but who are legitimately independent, up in the air, undecided voters who wait until the last minute to decide.

This month’s Walker lead in the MU Law School Poll saw him erase a five point deficit to Evers in last month’s poll. The Baldwin/Vukmir race was virtually unchanged, with Baldwin leading by 11 points in September and 10 points in October.

You can hear Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader’s complete interview with Walker here: