Polling doesn’t determine voters’ opinions and their votes, it’s the voters’ opinions and votes that determine the polls. There’s no question this is too close to call and why both sides need to be concerned about voter turnout.
Professor Charles Franklin and Mike Gousha today revealed the results of a new Marquette University poll on the Wisconsin recall election, focusing on the governor’s race. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett leads Kathleen Falk by 17 points, but it’s a virtual dead heat between Gov. Scott Walker and Barrett. Each is up by a point when it comes to registered voters (Barrett) and likely voters (Walker).
The newly formed Racine TEA Party PAC will host a Recall Rally supporting Gov. Scott Walker and state Sen. Van Wanggaard from 10 am to noon on June 2. While the location has yet to be determined, several guests are expected, including: All Patriots Media – Tony Katz, Vicki McKenna, PA Tea Party Activist, and Jenn Stefano, Fox News Contributor. State Senator Van Wanggaard and Nashville recording artist Krista Branch are also expected. CNN contributor Dana Loesch, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and Congressman Paul Ryan have also been invited.
State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout visited The Grind Cafe in Mount Pleasant, WI, on April 22 to talk about the alternative budget she wrote last year after Gov. Scott Walker introduced his budget. She says she kept in mind that he wanted to pay bills without raising taxes but said she re-arranged priorities to keep education at the top of the list.
Falk said one of the first things she would do if elected governor would be to visit Wisconsin Republican stronghold Waukesha County. She said it would be time to start healing the divide that Gov. Scott Walker created.
The Halftime in America ad from Chrysler during the Super Bowl featured footage shot by a Wisconsin resident during the Feb. 2011 protests in Madison against Act 10, the Budget Repair Bill. Some liberal groups are upset that Chrysler used the images but distorted the signs to take away the original message. Patch columnist Heather Geyer wants her liberal friends to take it down a notch because in the end, the ad is really on their side.