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Wisconsin Governor's race (copy)

Voters will choose between Gov. Scott Walker and challenger Mary Burke on Election Day, Nov. 4.

With less than a month until Election Day, interest in polling in the race between Gov. Scott Walker and challenger Mary Burke is heating up, especially given that the race appears to be a dead heat.

But how accurate are those polls and what do they tell us about the electorate?

We’ve pulled together a group of expert panelists to talk about that question, and we hope you’ll come to hear them talk.

Our panelists are:

Charles Franklin, a Marquette University law and public policy professor who runs the highly respected Marquette Law School Poll.

Brad Jones, a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Political Science Department who has created a polling aggregation model for the Cap Times that we are using to reflect the totality of polling in the gubernatorial race.

Paul Maslin, a Madison-based Democratic pollster and political strategy consultant whose past clients include Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in his 2010 race against Walker, as well as former U.S. Sens. Russ Feingold and Herb Kohl.

Michael Wagner, a professor in the university’s school of journalism who studies political communication.

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The conversation, sponsored by the Political Science Department, will take place in the auditorium of the Pyle Center on the UW-Madison campus, 702 Langdon St., 3-4 p.m., on Monday, Oct. 20. The public is welcome, and there is no charge.

Hope to see you there.

By the way, we are planning to put on public events like this on a regular basis. If you’d like to get advance notice of them in the future or suggest a question to ask at the one on Oct. 20, please enter that information below. Thank you.

Managing Editor of The Capital Times