A newly released poll from Trafalgar Group shows Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes (D) slightly leading U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R), but the lead is within the poll’s margin of error. Trafalgar found 49.4% percent of likely voters surveyed backed the Democratic challenger Mandela Barnes, while 47.1% percent supported the Republican incumbent Ron Johnson, with an overall margin of error +/- 2.9% .
The poll was conducted August 22-25 and surveyed 1,091 likely voters. Trafalgar uses a mix of several methods to deliver its polling questionnaire including live callers, integrated voice response, text messages, emails, and two other digital methods it will not publicly disclose. FiveThirtyEight rates Trafalgar an A-minus pollster.
The poll from Trafalgar tracks with other recently released polls from MU Law and FOX News that have consistently shown Barnes maintaining a slight edge over Johnson.