Scott Walker running behind for re-election

Sound the alarm! Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who has battled unions and cut taxes, spurring economic growth, s running behind Democrat Mary Burke in his race for re-election. That is based on the Real Clear Politics average of polls:

Poll

Date

Sample

MoE

Burke (D)

Walker (R)

Spread

RCP Average

7/5 - 9/3

--

--

47.5

46.5

Burke +1.0

WeAskAmerica*

9/3 - 9/3

1170 LV

3.0

48

44

Burke +4

Marquette University

8/21 - 8/24

609 LV

4.1

49

47

Burke +2

Rasmussen Reports

8/13 - 8/14

750 LV

4.0

47

48

Walker +1

CBS News/NYT/YouGov

7/5 - 7/24

1968 RV

--

46

47

Walker +1

If a capable and effective governor like Walker is running behind, the vision of a GOP wave in 2014 may turn out to be a fantasy.

To be sure, the margin of error here is greater than the reported lead, and two of the four polls have Walker ahead. But this is one race that should not be close.

Hat tip: Mark Levin

Sound the alarm! Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who has battled unions and cut taxes, spurring economic growth, s running behind Democrat Mary Burke in his race for re-election. That is based on the Real Clear Politics average of polls:

Poll

Date

Sample

MoE

Burke (D)

Walker (R)

Spread

RCP Average

7/5 - 9/3

--

--

47.5

46.5

Burke +1.0

WeAskAmerica*

9/3 - 9/3

1170 LV

3.0

48

44

Burke +4

Marquette University

8/21 - 8/24

609 LV

4.1

49

47

Burke +2

Rasmussen Reports

8/13 - 8/14

750 LV

4.0

47

48

Walker +1

CBS News/NYT/YouGov

7/5 - 7/24

1968 RV

--

46

47

Walker +1

If a capable and effective governor like Walker is running behind, the vision of a GOP wave in 2014 may turn out to be a fantasy.

To be sure, the margin of error here is greater than the reported lead, and two of the four polls have Walker ahead. But this is one race that should not be close.

Hat tip: Mark Levin