With collective bargaining fading into the background in the minds of voters, Barrett's campaign has focused much of its recent criticism of Walker on the state's lagging job numbers
. But the poll also delivered good news for Walker's campaign on that front. When asked which candidate would be better for creating jobs in the state, 48 percent of registered voters picked Walker, compared to 41 percent for Barrett.
Despite the political unrest in the Badger State over the last year, 50 percent of registered voters said they feel things in Wisconsin are going in the right direction, while 45 percent said things have gotten off on the wrong track.
The Marquette poll, which was conducted May 9 through May 12, surveyed 704 registered voters and carries a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points. The subsample of 600 likely recall voters has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
The recall election is June 5.