Wisconsin Governor: Walker (R) 51%, Barrett (D) 43%

Rasmussen Reports

Following his Tuesday Republican Primary win, Scott Walker bounces to his best showing yet in the Wisconsin governor’s race.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Wisconsin, including leaners, finds Walker earning 51% support. His Democratic opponent, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, picks up 43% of the vote.  Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided.

The race moves to Leans GOP from Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard.

This is the first Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 survey in Wisconsin to include leaners. Leaners are those who initially indicate no preference for either of the candidates but answer a follow-up question and say they are leaning towards a particular candidate. From this point forward, Rasmussen Reports considers results with leaners the primary indicator of the race.

When leaners are not included, however, support for each candidate shows little change. Walker, the county executive of Milwaukee County, leads Barrett 50% to 43%. Late last month, without leaners, Walker posted a narrow 47% to 44% lead.

Walker has led Barrett in every survey since February, earning 46% to 50% of the vote. Barrett has captured 40% to 44% support in those same surveys.

Eighty-four percent (84%) of Walker supporters say they have already made up their minds how they will vote in November, as have 80% of Barrett’s backers.

To read more, visit: http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2010/election_2010_governor_elections/wisconsin/election_2010_wisconsin_governor

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