Latest MU Law School Poll shows race for Governor still tight

MILWAUKEE -- The latest Marquette University Law School Poll shows the race for the Governor's office between Scott Walker and Mary Burke is still tight.  The August poll sampled 815 registered voters and 609 likely voters via cell phone and landline phones.

According to the Marquette University Law School Poll Governor Scott Walker leads challenger Mary Burke 47.5% - 44.1% among registered voters. Mary Burke leads the Governor 48.6% - 46.5% among likely voters. Marquette University Law School Poll Chief Charles Franklin says the results for the Governor's race is within the margin of error. He also notes the race has stayed flat over the last few polls.

When it comes to job creation 48% of registered voters polled say Wisconsin is lagging behind other states. 34% of registered voters say Wisconsin is on pace while 8% say Wisconsin is doing better than other states. 

The poll says the proposed casino in Kenosha is receiving support from voters. 49% say Governor Walker should approve the new casino, and 35% say the casino should be rejected. 60% of voters in Southeastern Wisconsin support the proposed Kenosha casino, and 24% oppose it.

The poll found over 80% of voters have not heard enough about State Attorney General candidates Brad Schimel and Susan Happ to form an opinion about them.

This poll shows 63% of Wisconsin voters support the state's Voter ID law. 32% of voters polled still oppose requiring identification at the polls.

As for Governor Walker's Act 10, 46% of voters want to see the law stay in effect while 44% of voters want to see collective bargaining restored for public employees.


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