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Election 2010: Wisconsin Governor

Wisconsin Governor: Walker (R) Opens Double-Digit Lead Over Barrett (D)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker now earns his highest level of support yet against Democrat Tom Barrett in the race to be Wisconsin’s next governor.

The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters finds the Republican candidate with 52% of the vote, while Barrett, the mayor of Milwaukee, picks up 42% support. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.

The latest numbers move this race from Leans Republican to Solid Republican in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard. 

Two weeks ago, Walker held a 51% to 42% lead over Barrett. Walker has consistently led Barrett in surveys dating back to February, with support ranging from 46% to 52%.  In those same surveys, Barrett’s support has remained in the range of 40% to 44%.

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The survey of 750 Likely Voters in Wisconsin was conducted on October 25, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

Republican challenger Ron Johnson continues to earn more than 50% of the vote in his U.S. Senate bid against incumbent Democrat Russ Feingold in Wisconsin.

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