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Scott Walker Spends Loads Of Cash, Gets Nothing.

Scott Walker Spends Loads Of Cash, Gets Nothing.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) may be raising a ridiculous amount of money in his recall election, but he’s spending a ridiculous amount as well. And it seems as though he’s not getting much for all that spending.

As Greg Sargent reports, a new Marquette Law School poll has Walker and potential recall opponent Tom Barrett in a dead heat, with Barrett edging Walker by 47-46 among registered Wisconsin voters. And Walker’s approval rating, and his head-to-head numbers with Barrett haven’t moved in any direction but slightly down for months.

Walker’s job approval has been slowly sliding- from 51 percent in January to 47 percent right now. In January in a Walker-Barrett match up Walker was leading Barrett 50-44; in March that match up was 47-45; and now he trails 46-47.

So if Walker is essentially gaining no ground and, more likely, losing ground despite flooding the state with millions in advertising, more than ever the recall election will be about voter turnout. And that means this will be an extremely close election. Both the Walker organization and the recall movement are well-organized on the ground, so a slight tip in turnout in either direction will be all it takes to decide the outcome.

I hope the election monitors are well-prepped.

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7:35PM PDT on May 6, 2012

thank you!!

3:39PM PDT on May 6, 2012

I don't live in Wisconsin but my small monitary dontion went to Tom Barrett and I have placed calls to friends in Wisconsin have been to get them to do the same and to vote for Mr. Barrett. I hope my efforts along with others will get Walker out of office. Thanks for the informative article Jessica.

2:04PM PDT on May 6, 2012

joan, that's enough

1:37PM PDT on May 6, 2012

silly joan, it's the Koch bros and Rove who are spending all the money.

11:26AM PDT on May 6, 2012

Walker needs a muzzle.

10:43AM PDT on May 6, 2012

I am shaking my head over the fact, in my humble opinion, how the people of the USA are allowing thugs to decimate the whole social fabric. It is obvious a them and us contest and the us, the filthy rich, are winning. If they win everyone from middle class down will lose. What is the matter with Americans? what is it that they can't see that the 1% are aiming to totally control your country and sweep any one who opposes them will be send to one of those 87 internment camps for "reeducation." Sounds familiar? The rich have learned valuable lesson form the COMMUNIST regime of China. Then they claim Obama is a communist to fool the people as most don't have a clue what communism is; it's just a name to scare the masses who have been brainwashed that communism is the devils work instead of recognizing that the Russian style of this type of Socialism was PURE CORRUPTION not for the upper echelon and their friends; just like Scott Walker ( could it be wanker) and his friends the Koch brothers.

10:14AM PDT on May 6, 2012

Thanks

9:40AM PDT on May 6, 2012

I don't think the Koch brothers will ever give up, they have their puppet and want to keep him. Greed and power plays a very large role in this election.

9:40AM PDT on May 6, 2012

I don't think the Koch brothers will ever give up, they have their puppet and want to keep him. Greed and power plays a very large role in this election.

8:50AM PDT on May 6, 2012

Helen K & RonB, you are both absolutely correct here - how the heck with all the bad statistics including this whopper - largest decrease in EMPLOYMENT not unemployment in the United States - is this creep Walker still even in the running?

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