Thu May 3, 2012
Latest MU poll shows Barrett leading Falk; Walker and Barrett tied
The latest Marquette University poll on the gubernatorial recall election shows Scott Walker and Tom Barrett in a dead heat. It also shows Barrett continuing to lead Kathleen Falk and other Democrats ahead of next Tuesday's Democratic primary.
The latest campaign poll from Marquette University got replies from 700 registered voters during a four day period that ended this past Sunday. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett leads the Democratic gubernatorial primary with a 17 point margin over Kathleen Falk, and Barrett is about 30 points ahead of Doug Lafollette and Kathleen Vinehout. Marquette pollster Charles Franklin says Falk has lost ground, compared to a poll from March.
With 19 percent still undecided, Falk's campaign reacted to the poll by saying the people will decide the race, the poll also shows Barrett doing the best in a potential match against Republican Gov. Walker. Barrett and Walker are just one point apart. Professor Franklin says the new poll also shows voters more concerned about job loss in Wisconsin.
Barrett reacted to the poll by saying he would bring the state together, end Walker's ideological civil war, and focus on creating jobs.