This is from Jake’s Economic TA Funhouse blog.
Guv’s race still even, as “likely voters” =/= ALL voters
Yes, the numbers that were part of the Marquette Law School poll that came out today in Wisconsin for the governor’s race was shocking, and there is a reason why. Because it doesn’t reflect reality. Marquette’s definition [...]
This should be obvious, but it’s good to have it verified by academics. New research shows that reluctant voters can be mobilized through repeated personal contact, i.e. door knocking or live phone calls. With the GAB predicting turnout of roughly 57% the Burke/Walker race is up for grabs. Time to pour it on for Burke.
The new Marquette poll is out, and while it’s certainly not as encouraging as the previous poll, it’s certainly not all doom and gloom. Republican Gov. Scott Walker leads Democratic challenger Mary Burke 50% to 43% among likely voters in the latest survey by the Marquette University Law School.
That represents a change from other [...]
According to a new study by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee professor Marc Levine, since 2010 the number of low-wage occupations in Wisconsin increased while the number of middle-wage occupations actually shrunk. Low-wage-occupation jobs bounced back in the recovery, rising by about 130,000 from 2010 to 2013. During that same period, middle-wage occupations lost 16,000 jobs.
This is an excellent endorsement of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke.
Walker is a great example of what happens when someone with no real-world management or business experience is placed in a position of overseeing a multi-billion-dollar bureaucracy. For decades, Republicans themselves have argued that career politicians are unqualified to serve in such positions.
I’ll let Eric Pizer do the talking.
Watch Scott Walker tie his tongue in knots. Priceless.
In a recent “press release” (and I use that term very loosely), Republican State Senate candidate Jason “Red” Arnold shows a very poor grasp of the fact surrounding the implementation of Act 10, legislation enacted by Republican Gov. Scott Walker and his rubber-stamp Republican-controlled legislature. Here’s Arnold’s assertion: It was a law which stated that [...]
At a campaign appearance today in Pewaukee, Gov. Scott Walker continued the “divide and conquer” rhetoric he’s made a hallmark of his political career. In the tightest race of his political career, Republican Gov. Scott Walker turned up the rhetoric Thursday by saying many voters in the liberal bastion of Madison are driven by anger [...]
This is an excellent ad.
Unfortunately Tara’s story is a story that hits close to home for many Wisconsin families.