Rasmussen: Wisconsin wants to recall Walker.
A new Rasmussen poll finds that Republican Wisconsin Scott Walker is in trouble of being recalled June 5, with a majority, 52 percent, saying they will vote him out less than two years after he took office and immediately went to work to cut the power of public service unions.
The poll revealed a remarkable shift from February when 54 percent of Wisconsin voters said they would vote against the recall. In today’s poll, just 47 percent said they would vote against recalling the governor. Details will be released at 1 p.m.
Worse for Walker: 53 percent disapprove of his job as governor with a whopping 46 percent saying they “strongly disapprove” of Walker. Majorities of both men and women now support his recall. Rasmussen found that his support among Republicans and conservatives remains strong.
As Ed Kilgore notes, Rasmussen “seems to place a pretty large right thumb on the scales as compared to other public opinion researchers.” So if Rasmussen consistently skews right, imagine how bad things really are for the embattled Wisconsin governor.
“Indeed, I’m probably typical that when I run across Ras’ numbers, I just mentally [add] five or six points in the Democratic direction, and figure that’s without shouting distance of reality,” Kilgore writes. So 57-58%? That doesn’t strike me as right, I’m afraid. But we can probably safely say more than 52%.