MILWAUKEE, WI (WTAQ) - Up to 2.5 million Wisconsinites will vote in the recall elections next Tuesday – and many still have no idea what to think about the candidates for lieutenant governor. A Marquette Law School poll released today shows that 31-percent of the 720 adults surveyed have not heard enough about Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch to have an opinion about her. Thirty-percent gave her a favorable rating, and 33-percent unfavorable. Governor Scott Walker has had Kleefisch serve as what he calls “Wisconsin’s jobs ambassador,” meeting with business leaders and prospective employers and promoting the state’s economy. Meanwhile, the Marquette poll shows that 58-percent of respondents don’t know enough about the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, Mahlon Mitchell. He’s a Madison fire-fighter who heads the state fire union. And he spoke at State Capitol rallies last year, protesting the law which virtually eliminated collective bargaining by most public employee unions. The Marquette poll showed that 17-percent gave a favorable rating to Mitchell, and 12-percent unfavorable. Unlike regular elections, each party’s nominees for governor and lieutenant governor do not run as a team in the recall voting. That’s because the law requires that each public official must be recalled separately.
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