Wisconsin: Scott Walker’s number stagnate despite millions spent on recall

Wisconsin: Scott Walker’s number stagnate despite millions spent on recall

A new Marquette Law School poll finds that Scott Walker and his
most likely recall opponent, Tom Barrett, are in a dead heat, with
Barrett edging Walker by 47-46 among registered Wisconsin voters.

The really important finding here, however, is that Walker’s approval
rating, and his head to head numbers with Barrett, have not changed in
months — if anything, they’re going down. And this is in spite of the
fact that Walker and his allies have vastly outspent rivals in TV ads.

Charles Franklin, a political scientist and expert in Wisconsin
politics who directs the Marquette poll, sends over some numbers.

In January, Walker’s job approval was 51 percent; in March, it was 50 percent; and this month, it’s 47 percent.

Recent poll numbers:

January: Walker leads Barrett 50-44
March: Walker leads Barrett 47-45
Now: Walker trails Barrett 46-47

“There’s been a great deal of advertising in the state, especially
from the Walker campaign and Republican supporters, and we’ve seen
virtually no movement in the Walker numbers,” says Franklin.

Read more at the Washington Post.