Poll: Walker Holds Shaky Lead On Eve Of Recall Vote

Walker is ahead of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, his Democratic challenger, by 50-47 percent.

Republican Governor Scott Walker’s lead in the Wisconsin recall race appears to be shrinking, according to Public Policy Polling.

Walker is ahead of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, his Democratic challenger, by 50-47 percent. Walker held a 5 point lead in a similar PPP survey three weeks ago.

The poll also found that Walker maintains a higher favorability rating at 51 percent, but that Barrett’s has risen from 43 percent to 46 percent in recent weeks.

“If Democrats turn out in the same numbers that they did in 2008 Tom Barrett will win a surprise victory,” PPP President Dean Debnam said. “If they don’t Scott Walker will survive.”

The race holds clear national significance. Republicans have rallied around Walker as a Conservative leader while Democrats, angered by his decision to eliminate most collective bargaining rights for state employees, have joined the call for his ouster.

Wisconsin voters head to the polls on Tuesday.

The survey was conducted between June 2nd and 3rd among 1,226 likely voters.

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  • Liberalsarefools

    Shaky you say?  LOL, if you say so.

  • MichTea

     There’s one day left. How much more can Barrett do? Walker will win, and the people of Wisconsin will have made the right choice for a second time.

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