Walker slightly ahead of Burke in new poll

Walker slightly ahead of Burke in latest governor's race poll

With less than five weeks until Election Day, a new poll shows Gov. Scott Walker is slightly ahead of Democrat Mary Burke in the race for Wisconsin governor.

The Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday shows Walker with 50 percent support among likely voters compared with 45 percent for Burke.

That is just above the poll’s 4.5 percentage point margin of error.

This is the first poll since March where the candidates were separated by more than the margin of error. The election is Nov. 4.

The poll of 585 likely voters was done between Sept. 25 and Sunday.

Among registered voters, Walker has 46 percent compared with 45 percent for Burke. That has a 3.5 percentage point margin of error.

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After the numbers were released from the latest Marquette University Law School Poll, Burke for Wisconsin Communications Director Joe Zepecki released the following statement:

“That this race remains too close to call shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. Over the last 2 weeks Governor Walker has stepped up the mudslinging and false, negative attacks in a desperate attempt to distract from his failed record. The fact is that Governor Walker’s policies have left Wisconsin dead last in the Midwest in private sector job growth and facing a nearly $2 billion (and growing) budget shortfall. Wisconsin lost 4,300 jobs in August alone, underscoring how badly we need a new direction. That is exactly what Mary Burke is offering, based on her success in business and comprehensive plan to grow our economy and create jobs.”