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Poll: Gov. Walker has slight edge in approval rating

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A new poll shows slightly more Wisconsin voters approve than disapprove of the job Republican Gov. Scott Walker is doing as he prepares for an expected recall election.

The Marquette University Law School released Tuesday shows 51 percent of 701 registered voters polled approve of Walker's performance while 46 percent disapprove. The poll has a 3.8 percentage-point margin of error.

The telephone poll was conducted Jan. 19-22. That's just days after recall organizers turned in a million signatures to force a recall election against Walker.

The recall effort has been driven by Democrats and other groups angry over Walker's conservative agenda during his first year in office, particularly his successful push for a law that effectively ended collective bargaining rights for most public workers.

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