Walker, Burke all tied up in new poll
August 27th, 2014
06:15 PM ET
2 months ago

Walker, Burke all tied up in new poll

(CNN) – Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker can’t seem to shake Democrat Mary Burke, the Trek bicycle executive, in her bid to unseat in him November's election.

The latest polling shows the race statistically tied.

In the latest Marquette University poll released Wednesday, showed Burke at 48.6% to Walker’s 46.5% among likely voters. Among registered voters, Walker received support from 47.5% of respondents to Burke’s 44.1%. Both results are within the margin of error.

The August poll is in line with other independent polls that show the Walker-Burke race especially close. Democrats attempted to recall Walker in 2012, but he triumphed in that election.

Walker, often mentioned as a possible 2016 GOP candidate for President, has been dogged by allegations of wrongdoing throughout most of his term.

While the poll was in the field, new revelations came to light that Walker may have illegally coordinated with outside groups in his 2012 campaign when he faced recall.

The Marquette poll surveyed 609 likely voters and has a sampling error of plus or minus 4.1 percentage points. For registered voters, 815 were polled with a sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.


Filed under: Scott Walker • Wisconsin
soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. ReduceGHGs

    scott walker is a climate change denier. He's willing to put future generations at risk despite the overwhelming scientific evidence.

    We should each ask ourselves... "I know that our emissions are warming the planet but what am I doing about it?" Working to insure walker is NOT elected would be a good start.

    Apathy or inaction effectively advocates for more of the same destructive behaviors. Please join the efforts to change course. It's worth the effort. Our future generations are at risk.

    August 27, 2014 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  2. Gurgyl

    Just get rid of this idiot Scot Walker. Good for you.

    August 27, 2014 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  3. Joe K.

    Only the dumbest people in Wisconsin will vote for Walker twice, once is hard to believe but twice.....no way !!!!!!!! He works against the best interests of the electorate 24/7 and all thinking people know it.

    August 27, 2014 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  4. Ed

    Walker belongs to a pre historic era of knuckle draggers

    August 27, 2014 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  5. Chipster

    Why would women, seniors, working class people, teachers, firefighters, police....ever vote for Walker? He has no respect for working people, especially those in the public sector.

    August 27, 2014 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  6. Are you kidding me?

    Please send Walker packing.

    August 27, 2014 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  7. S. B. Stein

    Walker should not be running. He showed that he hates those that carry out rules that he signs into law and would do anything his Koch brothers masters tell him to do.

    August 27, 2014 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    aahh the corruption with these repubs never ends. the irony is they don't think they're doing anything wrong, its only wrong when the other side is doing it. go figure.

    August 27, 2014 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  9. cmml

    The only thing Democrats have to offer is rumor and innuendo. They cannot attack Walker on his policies as almost all have been successful. They cannot seem to get any traction on their calls for corruption – though they're trying hard. All they can do is create fake controversy in order to cast doubt.

    I think come November Wisconsin voters will realize that things are better under Walker then they were and Burke represents a risk to their recovery.

    August 27, 2014 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  10. Grow up already...

    Story on the Wisconsin Governors race featuring a picture of a voting booth with the City of New York on it...? Puzzling....

    August 27, 2014 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  11. J.V.hodgson

    He avoided defeat in the recall with a very slim margin. These latest allegation of improper fundraising are the type of actions if perceived as valid will weigh heavily on the Independent voters.... at this stage I'm not sure pollsters examined that aspect... but I do believe it would put a whole new perspective on the likely voting in November.
    The economy, wages and wars maybe PPACA will be the major deciding issues. But Walker is at increased risk of losing heavily if the fundraising allegations are even perceived as true, at voting time.
    Regards,
    Hodgson

    August 28, 2014 05:19 am at 5:19 am |
  12. unrestricted view

    Uh huh, and because he didn't get charged, I'm sure he would never think of doing it again . Have they even checked to see if he at least cut the direct line from his office to the heads of the super pacs? They are basically letting him cheat, you say you have proof he broke the rules, and nothing: I can only guess the tripe those on the right would throw out if he were a Democrat, shameless, soulless man.

    August 28, 2014 06:43 am at 6:43 am |