A new Marquette Law School poll that’s generating lots of chatter today 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. ...WaPo
That's from Greg Sargent who, like many of us, are watching the Wisconsin recall movement closely. It seems, on the evidence, that outsider money in Wisconsin politics has finally made Wisconsins angry. It's their state, their choice, not -- please -- another toy for the Koch Brothers and many more corporate interests.