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Poll: Walker's favorability rating dips


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Gov. Scott Walker's favorability rating dipped, according to a new poll.

The Marquette University Law School released the new poll Wednesday. It says 48 percent have an unfavorable opinion of the governor, while 46 percent have a favorable opinion. In January, his favorable rating was 50 percent with 45 percent unfavorable.

The ongoing John Doe investigation into several former Walker aides and associates may be one reason. When polling those aware of the investigation, 52 percent believe it's "really something serious" while 40 percent say it's "just more politics."

From Thursday to Sunday, 716 registered Wisconsin voters were questioned for the poll. The overall margin of error is plus or minus 3.7 percentage points.

Walker is the target of a recall election. But for each of five Democrats considered possible opponents, at least 40 percent of respondents say they don't know enough to draw an opinion.

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