Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Mary Burke and Kathleen Vinehout statistically tied with Walker.

Scott Walker’s support may be more precarious than we thought. And with the supposed “tell all” re-litigation of Walker’s revisionist telling of history, voters might question everything else he’s telling them.

This Marquette Law School Poll shows that it’s already a tight race before 70 percent of respondents know anything about Mary Burke.

Here's WISC and WKOW coverage:

BizJournals: Walker polled at 47 percent of the vote to challenger Burke’s 45 percent, Marquette Law School said Tuesday. The two-percentage-point difference is within the margin of error of the poll.

State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma), who has yet to decide whether to enter the race, received 44 percent support to Walker’s 47 percent, in the MU poll.

State Assembly Democratic minority leaderPeter Barca of Kenosha received 42 percent support to Walker’s 48 percent.

Seventy percent of registered voters in the poll said they haven’t heard enough or don’t know if they have a favorable or unfavorable view of Burke.

In contrast, only 4 percent of those polled were unable to give a rating to Walker, with 50 percent favorable and 46 percent unfavorable.


  1. Mary Burke AND Kathleen Vinehout are statistically tied with Walker. Look at the base numbers. I think it's 46.7% to 44.5% for Vinehout, and 47.1% to 44.9% for Burke. "Same difference" as my kid would say, so you need to rewrite your headline. It is 2.2% difference for BOTH women.

    I would call Kathleen Vinehout statistically tied with Mary Burke, as well.

  2. The question is how much money will the Koch brothers, gambling and prostitution magnate Seldon Adelson and the widow Hendricks be willing to pour into Walker's campaign after all the John Doe emails have been made public and the new John Doe begins offering immunity to various Republican operatives?

    Is Attorney General Van Hollen not running for re-election because he knows there is a shit-storm of scandal coming and would like to sit it out until 2018?