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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Tied With Challenger In New Poll

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is tied with Madison School Board member Mary Burke in a recent poll of the state's gubernatorial race. (Scott Bauer) | ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is deadlocked with his Democratic opponent in his race for reelection, according to a Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday.

Walker, often viewed as a prospective 2016 presidential candidate, is tied with Madison School Board member Mary Burke (D), with each candidate taking 46 percent among registered Wisconsin voters. Walker leads Burke, 48 percent to 45 percent, among those who say they're certain to vote, though his lead falls within the poll’s 3.5-percentage-point margin of error.

The results represent a "significant tightening of the race" since Marquette’s last survey in March, when Walker led Burke by 7 points among registered voters.

Walker survived a 2012 recall election, beating Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) by 7 points in a race that garnered national attention.

HuffPost Pollster's average, which includes all publicly available polling, gives Walker a lead over Burke.

The Marquette University poll contacted 805 registered voters by telephone May 15-18.

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