Sen. Ron Johnson’s (R-WI) slight lead has expanded to a four point lead over “defund police”Emerson College Poll: Mandela Barnes, Democrat U.S. Senate Candidate.
Forty-eight percent of likely voters support Johnson’s reelection bid. Just 44 percent support Barnes after he falsely claimed law enforcement does not protect American citizens from being victims of crime, a 2020 video unearthed last week showed.
Six percent are still undecided. 54% expect Johnson to win over Barnes. Only 46 say the same of the radical Democrat, who has pushed for defunding “over-bloated” police departments and allowing felons to retain the right to vote.
NEW EMERSON POLL – Ron Johnson leads Mandela Barnes by four points in the Wisconsin Senate Race
(R. Ron Johnson 48% (+4)
(D) Mandela Barnes 44%
R35/D34/I30 | 1,000 LV | 09/16-18 https://t.co/oAefMQPGnX pic.twitter.com/zMHYkcf9Jd
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) September 20, 2022
Spencer Kimball was the Executive Director at Emerson College Polling and spoke about the survey.
Johnson’s support for US Senate increases with voters’ age; 52% of voters under 35 support Barnes, voters between 35 and 49 are split with 46% supporting Johnson and 45% Barnes, voters between 50 and 64 break for Barnes 49% to 43%, and 54% of voters over 65 support Johnson.
49% of respondents viewed Johnson positively, which is four percentage points higher than the number who viewed Barnes. Fourty-eight per cent view Johnson as unfavorably while 46 percent see Barnes as unfavorably. Nine percent weren’t sure.
With a margin of error of 3.27 points, 860 voters were surveyed between September 16-18.
Recent polling shows that Barnes and Johnson are essentially at the same level of error, with Johnson ahead by one point. Some polls show Barnes leading Barnes by one point, though still within the margin.
In recent weeks, Barnes’ downwardly trending futures have seen a significant turnaround with the Emerson poll. The Democrat has campaigned in President Joe Biden fashion – by hiding from the press and evading the national spotlight. Daily revelations have been coming out as the Labor Day holiday approaches and the midterm election heats up.
ALONE, Sen Ron Johnson has proven that he is a menace to democracy. Johnson won’t accept the results of this election. He’s against democracy. @theothermandela.
We need Mandela to defeat Ron. But he’s being outspent and needs every $ to compete, donate here:https://t.co/Mk6tiL75zb
— Alexander S. Vindman (@AVindman) September 19, 2022
On Monday, news broke that one of Barnes’ two active duty police endorsements actually never endorsed him; 13,400 law enforcement officers are currently on the job in Wisconsin. Spokesman for Senator Ron Johnson’s (R-WI) campaign Alec Zimmerman slammed Barnes for lying about the people who support the pro-defund police candidate.
“This election is about who you can trust,”He stated. “Mandela Barnes is hiding from his extreme support for defunding the police, releasing half the prison population, and abolishing ICE. Now he’s hoping voters won’t pay attention to his lies as he tries to play coverup.”
Barnes’s radical policies also include abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), permitting driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants, and giving in-state college tuition to illegal immigrants. He has derided small business owners as “selfish”Because you want to be there for your customers during the pandemic.
Follow Wendell Husebø on Twitter @WendellHusebø. He is the author of Politics of Slave Morality.
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