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Barrett, Walker react to latest poll numbers

The latest poll released by the Marquette University Law School shows Governor Scott Walker has maintained his lead in the recall race for governor.

Democratic challenger Tom Barrett was quick to dismiss the poll and even discredit it.

"We're not taking anything for granted," Governor Walker told reporters in Rock County.

"We never have seen crowds like we're seeing here," Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett told supporters in Janesville.

News poll numbers released Wednesday provided a new look at where the candidates stand. The MU poll shows Walker is leading Barrett by seven points. He earned 50 percent of the vote from the 600 likely voters questioned by phone.

That does fall within the poll's margin of error.

At a campaign stop, Barrett discussed the latest poll saying, "I think they don't measure turnout and I, for people in this state, its the intensity we have here."

"We're not going to let any vote go," Walker said.

The poll also examined issues including the economy and 50 percent of people polled said Walker will do a better job creating jobs.

Despite the poll showing Walker's lead some area democrats said the race is still close.

"This is a pretty evenly divided state. The election results are going to come down to turnout," Marathon County Republican Chair Jeff Johnson said.

Meantime, many republicans are celebrating the polls turnout. But some are being careful. 

"The only thing that counts is getting out and voting and supporting the governor," Marathon County Democratic Party Vice President Cory Tomczyk told Newsline 9.

Both candidates promise a heavy push for votes before the recall election on June 5th.

Click here to read the data and questions. 

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