MADISON (WKOW) -- If the numbers from Marquette University's new political poll are any indication, Governor Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) can expect a rematch against Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in the June 5th recall election.
Wednesday's poll shows 38 percent of Democratic voters support Barrett, while only 21 percent of those polled support former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk.
Falk trailed Barrett by just seven points in the last Marquette poll.
"Its not surprising, the establishment naysayers have predicted this whole year incorrectly," said Falk at a Madison campaign stop Wednesday afternoon.
Falk's numbers against Gov. Walker aren't as good as Barrett's either.
The poll shows the Governor with a six point lead on Falk, at 49% to 43%.
But Barrett is in a statistical dead heat with Gov. Walker, down just one point among likely voters, at 48% to 47%, and actually up a point among registered voters at 47% to 46%.
"Likely voters often tend to tilt a little more Republican, than registered voters as a whole and you see that in Walker's gain of two percentage points, from one point down to one point ahead," said MU Political Poll Director Charles Franklin.
Barrett's Campaign Spokesperson, Phil Walzak, released a statement on the poll, part of which reads: "Tom barrett is clearly the first choice of the people of Wisconsin to take on Walker, because he offers the best chance to win and because Tom will bring our state together, end Walker's ideological civil war, and focus on creating jobs."
But Kathleen Falk isn't giving up on a primary victory next Tuesday, May 8th.
"All along this last year, the political pundits have been proven wrong, so, we will see on election day, which is now, six days from now," said Falk.
Gov. Walker's campaign did not issue a statement on the new MU poll.
MADISON (WKOW) -- A new political poll released by the Marquette University Law School shows that Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has opened up a 17 percent lead in the Democratic primary race for governor.
The poll shows Barrett getting 38 percent of the vote among likely Democratic voters, with former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk at 21 percent.
Secretary of State Doug La Follette and State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) are both in single digits.
The poll shows that in a general election, Governor Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) still leads over both Barrett and Falk among likely voters.
Gov. Walker has a 48 percent - 47 percent advantage over Tom Barrett.
The governor leads Kathleen Falk by a wider margin of 49 percent - 42 percent.
Capitol Bureau Chief Greg Neumann will have more results and reaction on the new MU poll on 27 News at 5 and 6.
MADISON (WKOW) -- Six days before the May 8 recall primary election, Marquette University Law School will release its new poll on the recall races and the race for President in Wisconsin.
The most anticipated results are in the Democratic primary for governor, where Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk have been running a close race for first and second.
The poll will be released at 12:15 p.m., with the results available online at 1:15 p.m.
You will be able to find the results by clicking here.
Capitol Bureau Chief Greg Neumann will have reaction to the new poll on 27 News at 5 and 6.
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