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Poll: Democrat Mary Burke Narrowly Trails Scott Walker In Head-To-Head Matchup

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Democrats and liberal organizations are enthusiastic about Burke. EMILY's List endorsed her six days ago and other groups like former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) and the Democratic Governor's Association have sent out fundraising emails supporting Burke's candidacy.

Still, one big hurdle Burke faces is name recognition. The Marquette poll found that only 16.9 percent of respondents have an unfavorable view of her while 13.6 percent have an unfavorable view. A whopping 63.1 percent said they have not heard of her yet.

The poll was conducted among 800 registered voters in Wisconsin between Oct. 21 and Oct 24. It had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.