Marquette Poll: Gov. Scott Walker Leads Challenger by 7 Points

Image: Marquette Poll: Gov. Scott Walker Leads Challenger by 7 Points Gov. Scott Walker, left, and Mary Burke

Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 11:40 AM

By Courtney Coren

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is leading his Democratic opponent Mary Burke by 7 percentage points, the latest poll finds.

Forty-eight percent of registered voters say they support Walker in his re-election bid in November versus 41 percent who say they would vote for Burke, according to the Marquette University Law School Poll released Wednesday of 801 Wisconsin registered voters taken March 20-23. The margin of error is 3.5 percentage points.

Walker has gained 1 percentage point since the poll was last taken in January, when 47 percent of voters in the Badger State said they planned to support the Wisconsin Republican in November.

Wisconsin voters give Walker a 47 percent job approval rating, while the same percentage say they disapprove of the governor's job performance.

Walker's job approval numbers have dropped 4 percentage points since January when he had a 51 percent approval rating with 42 percent disapproving.

Only slightly more have a favorable view of the Wisconsin governor at 49 percent, with 47 percent saying they have an unfavorable view of Walker.

Nineteen percent of Wisconsin voters say they feel favorably toward Burke, and 22 percent say they have an unfavorable view of the Democratic contender. Fifty-nine percent say they don't know enough about her to offer an opinion. In January, that number was 70 percent.

A poll released earlier this month by Rasmussen Reports had Walker in a dead heat with Burke, at 45 percent.


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