Republican Governor Scott Walker is slightly ahead of his likely Democratic challenger Mary Burke among registered voters in the latest Marquette Law School Poll. Though, Burke leads by one point among likely voters.
Poll Director Charles Franklin says the numbers haven’t changed much from the last poll in May.
Walker gets the support of 46 percent of registered voters and Burke receives 45 percent. Among registered voters likely to vote, Burke leads Walker 47 46 percent — a statistical dead heat. “Really no meaningful change from the May poll to this poll in July,” says Franklin.
Among independents Walker narrowly leads Burke, 45 percent to 44. In May Walker was ahead among independents by a higher margin, 49 percent to 40.
The poll was conducted July 17-20 and included 804 registered voters. The margin of error is 3.5 percent on the full sample, 4.3 percentage points among likely voters.
Burke for Wisconsin Communications Director Joe Zepecki released a statement following the release of the poll. He states, in part:
“Wisconsin voters know we need a new direction, and are responding enthusiastically to Mary’s comprehensive plan, based on her success in the private sector, to grow the economy and create more good paying jobs. … Walker’s barrage of attacks are about one thing – distracting voters from his abysmal record on job creation as his vote, job approval and favorability continue to slip.”