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Wisconsin Governor: No Clear Choice between Burke and Walker

Rasmussen Reports, 10/20 – 10/21

Wisconsin Governor

  • Mary Burke – Democrat – 49%
  • Scott Walker – Republican – 48%
  • Other – 1%
  • Undecided – 2%

A new Rasmussen Report’s poll has revealed how close the race for the Wisconsin Governor is. The poll asked 973 likely voters who they would vote for if an election were to occur today. 49 percent of voters selected the Democrat Mary Burke, while 48 percent chose the Republican Scott Walker.

50 percent of voters see Walker as a favorable candidate and 51 percent say the same about Burke. Both candidates are highly recognizable in the eyes of the voters.

Walker’s approval ratings were 49 percent. However, it is worth noting that his disapproval rating was 48 percent, and 40 percent of that total was voters who strongly disapproved of him.

Voters were conflicted on the status of Wisconsin. 44 percent believe that the state is better off than four years ago, while 46 percent believe that it is in worse shape.

When analyzing the campaign of the two challengers, 35 percent say that it has been more negative than previous elections, while 54 percent say that it is the same as previous years.

In terms of government spending, 47 percent prefer Walker and 46 percent Burke. Both candidates tied at 47 percent over the issue of taxation. For social issues, 50 percent chose Burke and only 42 percent Walker. Lastly, 48 percent trust Burke for issues of ethics and corruption to Walker’s 42 percent.

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