Walker, Burke tied among likely voters in latest Marquette poll

This is a big deal.

The race for governor has tightened again, with Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke tied at 47% among likely voters in a poll released Wednesday by Marquette University Law School.

Burke eliminated Walker’s 5-point lead among likely voters in the Marquette poll two weeks ago.

The race for attorney general is also dead even.

Walker led Burke among registered voters, 48%-45%. But the poll’s director, Charles Franklin, said more weight should be given to likely voters, which are defined as those who say they are sure to cast a ballot.

“I think the big surprise is moving from a 5-point Walker advantage to a tie in two weeks,” Franklin told reporters.

“This is a significant movement, or an interesting amount of movement.”

If I were Gov. Walker, I’d be shaking in my boots, because the fact that Mary Burke erased a 5 point lead in two weeks seems to be a sign that her campaign is picking up momentum at precisely the right time.


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