After a month of attack ads and increased campaigning.
the race for wisconsin governor remains a dead heat.
A new poll out today shows Governor Scott Walker and
challenger Mary Burke in a virtual tie.
News 8's Mark McPherson joins us live to break down
When the last marquette university poll released in
May showed a tie in the governor's race.
there was a question of whether it was a fluke.
Today's poll confirms.
the race is too close to call.
The poll shows Governor Walker with a one point advantage
among registered voters.
over challenger mary burke.
That number is well inside the margin of error.
Eight percent say they are still undecided.
making this a wide-open race.
The poll is almost identical to May.
when the candidates were tied at 46-percent.
With such a close race.
experts expect the campaigns to ramp up.
Very little changed over the last two months when
you look across at all that items that we look at,
there's just not a lot of
change, but all of the developments
over the last ten days or so certainly promises a
much more active campaign period from now through
One trend persists for Mary Burke, people don't know
enough about her.
The poll shows almost half of those asked.
don't have an opinion of Burke.
It's a very different story for the governor.
92-percent have an opinion one way or another.
Up until now.
much of the support for a Democratic candidate has
been an anti-walker vote.
As voters know more, it will become more of the individual
advantages and disadvantages of these two candidates
rather than where it has been until recently, a good
chunk of reaction to Walker and a lot of partisan
Political analysts will tell you that most people
tune OUT of campaigns during the summer.
that might explain why the July poll so closely mirrors
the one in May.
That trend seemed to be the case tonight.
We talked to more than a dozen people in downtown
la crosse and at riverside park.
not one said they were paying attention to the race
The poll interviewed 804 residents by phone over a
three day span.
About 550 said they are certain to vote in the november