Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who describes himself as “outside (the RNC’s) establishment circle,” ranked first among four potential Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in a poll conducted by Public Policy Polling.
The poll, done June 5-6, 2023, surveyed 507 likely Republican primary voters in Wisconsin. No Republican candidate has yet entered the 2024 race against Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin.
The poll asked:
“If the Republican candidates for U.S. Senate next year were Sheriff David Clarke, Mike Gallagher, Eric Hovde and Tom Tiffany, who would you vote for?”
Gallagher and Tiffany are congressmen; Hovde is a businessman.
Not sure: 27%
Gallagher announced June 9 he would not run for Senate. Tiffany has said he would decide on a run by August; Hovde has said he would decide by November.
North Carolina-based Public Policy Polling is among the nation’s leading polling organizations. It is “Democratically aligned,” according to Ballotpedia.
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