MILWAUKEE, WI (WTAQ) - A new Marquette Law School poll released this afternoon shows that Governor Scott Walker is in a tight race with Democrat Mary Burke.
Forty-seven percent of the 800 registered voters surveyed are willing to give the Republican Walker a second term when the election rolls around in 372 days.
Forty-five percent said they'd vote for Burke, even if they don't know yet where she stands.
The two-point difference is within the poll's five-point margin of error.
Poll director Charles Franklin calls the race a toss-up -- even though 70-percent are not sure whether they have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Burke.
For now, the former state commerce secretary and Trek Bicycle executive has shied away from the hot-button issues of job creation and the future of the Act-10 public union bargaining limits.
Burke did say she would have taken the Obama-care Medicaid funds that Walker rejected.
Meanwhile, state Senate Democrat Kathleen Vinehout trails Walker in their own Marquette poll, 47-44.
Vinehout -- who ran in the Walker recall contest last year -- plans to announce early next year if she'll run again. Almost 8-of-every-10 surveyed said they didn't have an opinion of Vinehout.
The poll also pitted Walker head-to-head with Democratic Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca. Walker leads that comparison, 48-42.
The Marquette poll was taken last Monday through Thursday.