New polling confirms the Wisconsin recall is a dead heat, where Scott Walker cannot consistently get 50%—and has never broken 50 in any public or private survey—despite tens of millions of dollars spent to cover up his worst-in-the-nation jobs record.
While still not quite on par with the mega-millions in spending from Scott Walker via billionaire out-of-state backers, ad traffic in the Wisconsin recall race has come much closer to parity, and with it, the new polling suggests what we knew all along – this race is a dead heat that will come down to turnout.
Buzzfeed’s Rosie Gray reports that pro-Barrett spending surged in the week ending yesterday from $545,000 during the previous week, to nearly $1.7 million last week.
Notably, every single public poll regarding a so-called Scott Walker “surge” was out of the field by May 13th—a full ten days ago now—and before the surge in pro-Barrett spending.
Barrett and his allies now have extremely hard-hitting ads running statewide at high point levels on issues we know move voters:
As we’ve said all along, this race will come down to a base-versus-base battle of turnout for which our movement has been building and organizing for 15 months. On Election Day, it’s that very turnout that will determine the outcome, and we remain confident in our trajectory and continue to execute our program as planned.