WASHINGTON D.C. – A survey of 640 likely general election voters in Wisconsin, conducted by the national survey research and polling firm Cygnal, shows that most voters think it’s time for someone new (52%) instead of that Governor Tony Evers deserves to be reelected (45%).
The statewide Cygnal survey, which was conducted July 6 – 8, 2021, shows voters have a net-unfavorable view of Evers (-4) and they’re split when it comes to approval of the job he’s doing as Governor. Additionally, 60% of voters think the state is off on the wrong track, which is slightly more pessimistic than they are about the country as a whole (56% wrong track).
Most voters are worried about inflation (80%) and a whopping 76% have heard about or experienced issues with filling open employment positions. More than half of voters are less likely to support Evers because of his lack of action on unemployment benefits and voters are split on whether they’d vote for him or “a Republican candidate” if the gubernatorial election was held today.
“I’d be worried if I was Governor Evers,” said Brent Buchanan, Cygnal’s CEO and founder. “Voters clearly aren’t happy with the direction he’s taken the state. When it comes to putting Republicans in Governors’ seats, Wisconsin is ripe for the picking.”
Wisconsinites are also unhappy with President Biden overall (-6 net fav) and 50% don’t approve of the job he’s doing.
This probabilistic survey was conducted by Cygnal with 640 likely 2022 general election voters. It has a margin of error of ±3.87%. Known registered voters were interviewed via Interactive Voice Response, SMS, and email invitation. This survey was weighted to a likely 2022 general election voter universe.
The memo can be found below. You can download the crosstabs here by right-clicking the link.