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Great polls, kid. Don’t get cocky.

May 15, 2012

Via Ed Morrissey, Scott Walker’s new recall opponent didn’t get that good ol’ post-primary bounce:

This week, however, a new poll from We Ask America of over 1200 likely voters puts Walker on top by nine, 52/43.


Walker only leads among self-described Independent voters by 47.6%-44.6%, and the underlying numbers seem fluid.


An incumbent with 52% three weeks before the election is going to be hard to beat under any circumstances, especially in a race with this kind of exposure. It has drawn national attention for more than a year, which means that there won’t be many who already support Walker who will suddenly discover a reason to switch. The same can’t be said for Barrett, who has only re-emerged into the spotlight after losing to Walker in 2010.

And Walker’s raised a ton more money than Barrett. And:

Wisconsin Dems furious with DNC for refusing to invest big money in Walker recall

Top Wisconsin Democrats are furious with the national party — and the Democratic National Committee in particular — for refusing their request for a major investment in the battle to recall Scott Walker, I’m told.

The failure to put up the money Wisconsin Dems need to execute their recall plan comes at a time when the national Republican Party is sinking big money into defending Walker, raising fears that the DNC’s reluctance could help tip the race his way.

Refusing to throw good money after bad? Unwilling to back a losing cause? Or just husbanding their resources for November? I seem to recall the Obama campaign not being real pleased about a hard-fought bitterly partisan recall election in a battleground state just six months before the presidential election.

Payback, maybe?

Regardless. Don’t get cocky. Polls suck.

One more thing: headline awesomeness:

Wisconsin: Even the DNC Knows a Loser When It Sees One

I think the generally accepted phrase is: heh.

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