MADISON — A new poll shows
most Wisconsin voters think chronic wasting disease isn't
The Marquette University
Law School Poll shows 46% believe CWD has stayed the same,
27% believe it's increasing and 7% believe it's
According to state wildlife
officials, the number of counties with at least one
positive test has increased from five in 2002, the year
the disease was discovered in Wisconsin, to 21 last year.
The number of counties with a positive jumped from 13 in
2016 to 20 in 2017 and 21 in 2018.
The poll found only 38%
said someone in their household hunts deer; 62% said no
one in their household is a deer hunter.
The poll surveyed 799
registered voters last week. The margin of error was 4.2