Candidates for governor meet for second debate, this time in Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke will meet for a second debate on Friday, October 17th. It'll take place in Milwaukee.

FOX6's Ted Perry will be one of four panelists posing questions to the two candidates.

FOX6 News will carry the debate live at 7 p.m. We will also stream the debate on

new Marquette Law School Poll finds Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke tied in the Wisconsin governor’s race, with 47 percent of likely voters supporting each candidate. Another 4 percent say that they are undecided or that they do not know whom they will support, while fewer than 1 percent say that they will vote for someone else. Likely voters are those who say that they are certain to vote in the November election.

Among registered voters, Walker receives 48 percent and Burke 45 percent, with 5 percent undecided and fewer than 1 percent saying that they will vote for someone else.

In the previous Marquette Law School Poll, conducted Sept. 25-28, Walker held a 50-45 edge over Burke among likely voters, while 46 percent of registered voters supported Walker to Burke’s 45 percent support.

The poll interviewed 1,004 registered voters and 803 likely voters by landline and cell phone Oct. 9-12. For the full sample of 1,004 registered voters, the margin of error is +/- 3.2 percentage points. The margin of error for the sample of 803 likely voters is +/- 3.5 percentage points.


  • Richard Zaffiro

    Questions I’d like Ted Perry to ask Mary Burke tonight: 1. Name 3 decisions of the Walker administration that would have been different in a Burke administration 2. Sitting at the end of the first Burke term, what 3 accomplishments of the Burke administration would you hope to discuss?

  • grunt

    What does Mary Burke do for a living?
    What did Mary Burke do in the last 15 years?
    Why did she leave the Doyle administration? Why did she leave Trek?
    What has she done?
    Why should I vote for her?

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