The race for wisconsin governor is still a dead heat.
Marquette Law School Poll
Walker - 47.5
Burke - 44.1
Margin of error +/- 3.5
like the last two polls before it.
the latest marquette university law school poll shows
a statistical tie.
Governor Scott Walker has an almost three- and- a-
half point lead over Mary Burke among registered voters.
But that is just inside the margin of error.
Marquette Law School Poll
Walker - 46.5
Burke - 48.6
Margin of error +/- 4.1
Among likely voters.
Burke has a slight lead.
but that's also inside the margin of error.
The new numbers come as the candidates start flooding
the airwaves with new campaign commercials.
The main topic in those commercials has been jobs.
specifically job growth.
Burke says the state is lagging behind.
the governor says the state is growing.
?So which candidate is right?
they both are.
News eight's Mark McPherson explains.
the race for Governor is all about jobs....
SOT - JOBS MONTAGE
But while one candidate says the state is succeeding.
the other says we're failing.
?How can they both be right? You have to look closely.
The most prominent issue is Burke's criticism of the
Governor for failing on a promise.
SOT - AND THOSE 250,000 NEW JOBS, NOT EVEN CLOSE.
Which is true.
but when the governor touches on the subject.
he talks about what we've gained.
SOT - CREATED 100,000 jobs.
Two different sides of the same story.
When it comes to the issue of Midwest ranking for
the fine print is the key.
Burke says we're dead last...
SOT - TODAY WISCONSIN IS DEAD LAST IN MIDWEST JOB
GROWTH, 10TH OUT OF TEN.
Walker says we're third...
SOT - WISCONSIN CREATED MORE PRIVATE SECTOR JOBS THAN
MN, ND, SD, NE, IA, OH, AND IL.
THAT MEANS WE RANK 3rd IN THE MIDWEST.
they are both right.
When burke says we're last she is refering to the
entire span of the Governor's term.
three years worth.
Walker is focusing on just the last year.
see the fine print?
the recent employment numbers.
The governor reminds voters the state added 32-hundred
jobs last month.
But Burke points out that unemployment went up during
that same time span.
Unemployment can go up while the state adds jobs.
Frustrated yet? Get ready.
The summer is usually the calm before the storm.
That means with 10 weeks to go.
and a close race.
the two sides of this story are only going to get
The latest marquette poll also asked voters about
Wisconsin Job CreationLagging behind - 48% up 5%
Same pace - 34% down 8%
Faster pace - 8% down 1%
almost half of respondents think Wisconsin is lagging
behind in job creation.
That's a jump of five points from the previous poll.
The number of people who think we are on par with.
or ahead of other states.