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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

 11:15 AM 

Greater Wisconsin poll: Barrett 49, Walker 49

The liberal-leaning Greater Wisconsin Political Fund released a new poll today that had Tom Barrett and Scott Walker tied.

The survey found 49 percent of respondents backed the mayor, while 49 percent supported the guv.

A memo on the poll said Barrett led Walker among independents 49-44.

According to the toplines Greater Wisconsin released 50 percent of respondents backed Barack Obama in this fall's election, while 47 percent supported Mitt Romney.

Fifty-three percent of those surveyed said the voted for Obama in 2008, while 44 percent said they supported John McCain; the president won the state by 14 percentage points.

The sample also included 43 percent who identified themselves as Dems, 43 percent who said they were Republicans, and 13 percent who said they were independents or other.

The automated phone survey of 600 likely voters was conducted May 24-28 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

 -- By JR Ross

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