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Conservative poll: Walker tied with Burke among likely Wisconsin voters

Mary Burke (D), left, and Scott Walker (R)
Mary Burke (D), left, and Scott Walker (R)

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - A poll commissioned by conservatives shows Republican Governor Scott Walker in a tie with his main Democratic challenger Mary Burke.  

The Liberty Foundation and Magellan Strategies said both candidates had 47 percent support among 851 likely Wisconsin voters polled in mid-April.  

The conservative National Review called the results a "shocker." And while it pointed out that Walker has not trailed in a poll, the National Review Online said the poll is a reminder that neither the governor nor the Republican Governors Association should take the race for granted.  

The poll also asked Republicans which person they'd support for president in 2016. Walker got 37 percent among eight GOP possibilities listed -- and Janesville House Republican Paul Ryan was not one of those mentioned. Kentucky's Rand Paul was a distant second behind Walker, with 12 percent.

Meanwhile, Walker today filed a required statement of economic disclosure, which generally lets office holders list ranges for their assets. He said he received over $1,000 for his book "Unintimidated," detailing his battles with public unions over the 2011 law which virtually eliminated collective bargaining privileges.  

Walker did not list actual royalties. The AP said the book had sold at least 18,000 paper copies in six months.  

Mary Burke's disclosure report is due June 5th.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)