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Poll of Wisconsin governor's race gets an exact tie

In the latest poll of the Wisconsin gubernatorial race, Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic businesswoman Mary Burke are tied among likely voters — really, really tied.

Walker and Burke are at 47 percent apiece among likely voters in the results announced Wednesday afternoon for the Marquette University Law School poll. The survey was conducted from Oct. 9 to 12, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent.

The latest result, it was explained, required no rounding to make the race a tie: Walker and Burke had exactly the same number of respondents supporting them, at 380 likely voters for each out of 803 total.

In the previous poll from two weeks ago, Walker led among likely voters with 50 percent to Burke's 45 percent.