- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 30, 2014

The final pre-election poll from the Marquette University Law School has GOP Gov. Scott Walker up by 7 points in his re-election campaign against Democrat Mary Burke.

Mr. Walker leads Ms. Burke 50 percent to 43 percent among likely voters in a race that has been neck-and-neck for months. The previous Marquette poll conducted earlier this month had the candidates tied among likely voters at 47 percent apiece.

The poll shows a significant difference between those voters judged likely to vote and people who are simply registered to vote, indicating that the outcome could come down to which side has the more robust get-out-the-vote effort in the final days.

Mr. Walker leads by 1 point, 46 percent to 45 percent, among registered voters.

Among registered voters, Ms. Burke leads by 10 points, 50 percent to 40 percent, among women and Mr. Walker leads by 14 points, 53 percent to 39 percent, among men.

But among likely voters, Ms. Burke leads by 6 points among women, 49 percent to 43 percent, and Mr. Walker leads by 22 points among men, 58 percent to 36 percent.

Mr. Walker has a 2-point lead over Ms. Burke in RealClearPolitics’ average of recent public polling on the race.

The survey of 1,409 registered voters was taken from Oct. 23-26 and includes a sample of 1,164 likely voters. The margin of error is plus or minus 2.7 percentage points for the full survey and plus or minus 3 percentage points for the sample of likely voters.

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