New Marquette Poll Shows Walker and Burke Tied
The just-released Marquette
University Law School poll shows him neck and neck with his likely Democratic
challenger, Mary Burke. Among registered voters, he leads by 1%, 46%-45%.
Among likely voters, Burke beats him by 1%, 47%-46%.
The results come on the heels
of some pretty tough headlines for both candidates.
Walker’s been dogged by the
second John Doe investigation, currently playing out in the courts, with the
release of documents alleging that he personally was involved in what
prosecutors called a nationwide
Walker doesn’t deny working
with allegedly independent groups and claims that everything that went down was
The new job numbers aren’t
working in his favor, either. Wisconsin
actually lost 1,200 private-sector jobs in June, according to the latest
Then there are his attacks on
Mary Burke and her family’s business, Trek.
Walker had supported the
Waterloo-based company until Burke decided to run for governor. Now he’s bashing
Trek—and Burke—for employing people in China. Nevermind that his WEDC
has given taxpayer support to companies that did the very same thing.
It’s sort of interesting that
Walker has gone negative on Burke so early. Either he was trying to wipe her
out quickly so he could do a quick victory lap or he was panicking over bad
From the looks of today’s
Marquette poll, it’s probably the numbers.
I’ll have more on this as I take a look at the details of the Marquette poll.