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Walker, Burke still tied in new Marquette poll

 Walker, Burke still tied in new Marquette poll

MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ The latest Marquette University Law School poll shows Gov. Scott Walker in a dead heat with Democratic challenger Mary Burke.

The poll released Wednesday showed Walker with 46 percent among registered voters, compared with 45 percent for Burke. That is within the poll's 3.5 percent margin of error.

Among likely voters, Burke leads 46 percent to 45 percent. But that is also within that question's 4.3 percentage point error margin.

The poll shows Burke is gaining ground with the coveted independent voters. In May, Walker led independents 49 percent to 40 percent. This month his lead shrank to just 45 percent to 44 percent.

The latest poll of 804 registered voters was done between July 17 and Sunday.

 

 

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ After weeks of negative attack ads against Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke, a new poll shows that roughly the same percentage of voters have a favorable view of her as those who don't.

But Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday shows Gov. Scott Walker's approval ratings dropped from 47 percent favorability to 45 percent in May. In the latest poll, 47 percent of respondents say they have an unfavorable view of Walker.

The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

The poll also shows that 49 percent of voters say they either don't have an opinion about Burke or haven't heard enough about her to form one.

The poll of 804 registered voters was done between July 17 and Sunday.

 

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