In the news: Kraft talks guv’s race with release of latest Marquette poll

The latest Marquette Law School poll shows Gov. Scott Walker and challenger Mary Burke in a statistical dead heat, and also indicates Burke is becoming better known to voters but still has a ways to go in terms of familiarity. That’s not surprising, Prof. Emeritus Michael Kraft said Wednesday (May 21), interviewed as part of WLUK, Fox 11’s coverage of the new poll. “Although she has toured the state since last fall, she’s visible in some communities and to some of her early supporters, but really she doesn’t have much of a statewide presence or visibility so far,” Kraft told reporter Andrew LaCombe. He added that the governor’s race is likely to be relatively quiet this summer. “It will be a low-key campaign until we get past Labor Day, and then things will heat up, I think, pretty dramatically,” Kraft said. “This is going to be a contest followed around the country.” Full story.