Poll: Wis. Gov. Has Slight Edge In Approval Rating

Published January 25, 2012 6:00PM (EST)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A new poll shows slightly more Wisconsin voters approve than disapprove of the job Republican Gov. Scott Walker is doing as he prepares for an expected recall election.

The Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday shows 51 percent of 701 registered voters polled approve of Walker's performance while 46 percent disapprove. The telephone poll has a 3.8 percentage-point margin of error. It was conducted Jan. 19-22, just days after organizers turned in a million signatures to force a recall vote.

That effort has been driven by Democrats and other groups angry over Walker's agenda, particularly a new law effectively ending collective bargaining rights for most public workers.

The poll showed Walker had a slight lead or a lead when compared to four potential Democratic opponents in a recall.

By Salon Staff

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