Gov. Scott Walker and his conservative allies have spent nearly $17 million to boost his candidacy in Wisconsins looming recall election. What have they got to show for it?
Nothing, according to a new Marquette University Law School poll.
Despite all the TV ads attacking Democrat Tom Barrett and touting Walkers supposedly job-centric agenda in Wisconsin, all the mailers, websites, and other campaign messaging, Walker trails Barrett by a single percentage point, 47-46, in the new Marquette poll. The margin of error for the recall election is ±4 percentage points. Whats more, as the Washington Posts Greg Sargent notes, the Marquette poll shows that Walkers approval rating remains frozen at around 50 percent. All that spending and the people of Wisconsin are just as divided as ever on the performance of their governor.