The latest polling from Marquette University shows Gov. Walker’s lead holding steady:
Milwaukee, Wis. – A new Marquette Law School poll finds Governor Scott Walker with 52 percent to Mayor Tom Barrett with 45 percent among 600 likely voters in next week’s recall election. That lead falls slightly short of statistical significance. The poll was taken May 23-26, with most interviews completed before last Friday’s first gubernatorial debate, and has a margin of error of +/- 4.1 percentage points. Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch had 46 percent and Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin president Mahlon Mitchell had 41 percent, with 11 percent not expressing a preference. The margin in the Lt. Governor’s race is not statistically significant.
The seven-point advantage for Walker was statistically unchanged from the six-point margin two weeks ago in the Marquette Law School poll taken May 9-12, when Walker had 50 percent to Barrett’s 44 percent.
That polling doesn’t mean it’s time for complacency for the campaign. Quite the opposite.
There’s an old football saying that goes something like this:
Tackling isn’t finished when you wrap your arms around the ball carrier. The tackle is finished when you piledrive the guy into the ground.
Now’s the time for the Walker campaign, the Wisconsin GOP and anyone with free time to help to finish the job and to pull Rebecca Kleefisch and the senators with them.
President Reagan proclaimed the strategy eloquently when he said this:
Reagan, unlike most of his Cold War predecessors, stated the objective clearly and simply: “Here’s my strategy on the Cold War: We win; they lose.”
That’s the strategy for Gov. Walker’s campaign this weekend.
It’s time to win one for Scott Walker. It’s time to win one for Wisconsin taxpayers.