MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is leading all Democratic candidates for governor in a potential recall election, even though he has not officially entered the race.
According to a new poll released Tuesday, Governor Scott Walker holds a 47 percent to 45 percent margin over Barrett and a 49 percent to 45 percent edge over former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk. In January, Walker led Barrett by six points and Falk by seven points. State Senator Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) trails Gov. Walker 41 percent to 49 percent. The poll shows Secretary of State Doug La Follette trails 42 percent to 49 percent.
In a potential Democratic primary, Barrett is the frontrunner with 36 percent support. Falk has 29 percent, with Vinehout and La Follette with 8 percent each. Seventeen percent of those polled are still undecided.
Barrett says he will make a decision whether he will run for governor no later than April 3. If Barrett does not enter the race, Falk holds the majority of support among Democratic primary voters, with a 54 percent to La Follette's 15 percent, Vinehout's 12 percent and 18 percent still undecided.
The poll was conducted by Marquette Law School, and was released Tuesday. The poll interviewed 707 registered Wisconsin voters by phone March 22-25. For more information on the poll, click here.
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