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Gov. Walker says ground game is key to winning re-election in November

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - With the governor's race in a dead heat, Republican Scott Walker says the key to his re-election is for his supporters to call voters and knock on their doors.

A new Marquette Law School poll released Wednesday shows Walker leads Democrat Mary Burke 46 to 45 percent among registered voters -- while Burke has a 47-46 edge over those likely to vote in November.

Both are well within the margin of error, and poll director Charles Franklin says nothing has statistically changed since the last survey in May.

Burke said she's glad to be leading among likely voters for the first time -- although the error margin puts that in doubt. Also, just under half of voters said they still don't know enough about Burke to form an opinion of her.

Burke's campaign is trying to fix that with ads that profile her business experience with her family's Trek Bicycle company -- which Walker has criticized lately for shipping jobs to China.

Three-fourths of respondents in the Marquette poll said they were aware of the now-halted John Doe probe into Walker's campaign activities in the recall elections. Of those, 54 percent said it was just more politics.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)