I would have guessed that a recently-elected governor would come out ahead in a confrontation with public-sector unions over collective-bargaining rights.
But I would have been wrong. In a Rasmussen [!] poll, 48% of Wisconsin registered voters “strongly disapprove” of Walker’s performance.*
So far, the right-wing echo chamber is still echoing; the facts about public opinion don’t seem to penetrate that darkness any more than the facts about, say, global warming or macroeconomics.
If you have some political cash to give this cycle, the Wisconsin recall effort looks to me like a good target. Picking off even a couple of them would be a big gain; politicians notice that kind of thing. Already, some of the Republicans in the Wisconsin Senate are hearing footsteps.
And here’s hoping for a Walker recall next year, as soon as he’s eligible for the boot.
* This performance, on the other hand, isn’t bad at all.