With 24 hours to go before the historical recall effort against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R), the latest polls show that the embattled Republican has edged out his Democratic opponent, Tom Barrett, by a few percentage points. But when you average the most recent polling on the recall effort, a different picture emerges.
In the chart below, you can see that Walker has always had a comfortable lead, but as we’ve moved closer to the recall election, it becomes clear that Barrett has dramatically closed the gap.
From Huffington Post:
With all polls included, including the internal surveys by the Democrats, the HuffPost Pollster chart of all available Wisconsin surveys gives Walker a lead of 2.8 points (50.3 percent to 47.5 percent). With the Democratic campaign polls excluded, however, Walker’s lead grows to 3.9 points (50.6 percent to 46.7 percent).
According to the most recent polling conducted by Public Policy Polling among 1,226 like voters, Walker stands at 50 percent and Barret at 47 percent.