As reported by Robert Costa of the National Review, the polls between incumbent Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser and challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg are tightening up, which certainly can’t be a good sign for Justice Prosser.
Two sources with knowledge of internal GOP polling tell us that Prosser and Kloppenburg are near even, a bad sign for the incumbent. “She has driven his negatives up,” one source says. “It will be hard to drive hers up. Her lack of judicial experience should hurt her, but it also makes her harder to pin down. The question now is: Does the Right have enough resources to counter the Greater Wisconsin Committee’s millions? And even if they do, is it too late? It is going to be touch-and-go for these last few days.”
While I’m inclined to believe JoAnne Kloppenburg will emerge victorious thanks to a re-energized liberal base, I still think her race with Justice Prosser will be an absolute nailbiter.