She said whether turnout in November’s general election also exceeds expectations will depend largely on who the presidential nominees are.
Wichowsky noted the most recent Marquette Law School Political Poll showed a hypothetical, general election matchup between Sen. Ted Cruz and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a tight one in Wisconsin.
“If that holds, and we get that kind of race, I expect turnout to be up in November,” Wichowsky said.
But she said it would be hard to predict what businessman Donald Trump’s supporters would do if Cruz ends up as the GOP nominee.
“Trump, in some sense, has drawn support from voters who very well could stay home in November if he’s not on the ballot,” Wichowsky said.