[Marquette University, Gravis, Rasmussen]
Walker Himself Says He Has A “Ceiling” Of 52
“I asked Walker
about his reelection outlook; most polls have him in good but not great position, leading his only announced challenger, Democrat Mary Burke, by a few percentage points but below 50 percent. Walker said he governs a state that is roughly evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans, and
that he thinks it’s fair to say he has a ceiling of about 52 to 53 percent.”
Walker’s Campaign And National Groups Ha
ve Spent More Than $2 Million On Attack Ads On His Behalf Because Of How Close The Race Remains.
So far, the RGA has spent at least $2,070,610 on independent
expenditures attacking Mary Burke, and Scott Walker’s campaign has spent “about $100,000” in attac
k ads. [Wisconsin Campaign Finance Information System; Washington Post, 3/6/14]
Walker Has Been An Economic Failure By His Own Standard:
PolitiFact Wisconsin, January 2014: Walker “Less Than Halfway” Toward
Meeting His Promise To Create 250,000 Jobs.
“But even with an estimated
43,900 jobs created -- far more than in his first two years in office -- the governor is less than halfway toward meeting his promise to create 250,000 private sector jobs in his four-
year term… To meet Walker's 250,000
pledge, the state would have to create in one year 34,853 more jobs than the previous three years combined. By another measure, it would have to
add 11,869 jobs each month of 2014.” [PolitiFact Wisconsin,
Forbes Ranked Wisconsin 41
Best State For Business In 2013.
annual “Best States for Businesses and Careers” list, Forbes ranked
December 2013: “Quarterly Data Rank Wisconsin
“According to Wednesday's report from the U.S. Bureau of
Labor Statistics, Wisconsin gained 23,963 private-sector jobs in the 12 months from June 2012 through June 2013, a 1.0% increase that ranks the state 37th among the 50 states in the pace of job creation during that