According to the latest poll by the right-wing WPRI, 56 percent of people disapprove of the job Scott Walker's doing as governor while 42 percent approve. The real story is that 45 percent of people strongly disapprove of Scott Walker ... while only 24 percent strongly approve.
Now, that doesn't mean that a recall election will succeed (though it definitely means that Walker opponents will get the signatures). Wisconsinites oppose a recall 47-45 and crosstabs show 21 percent of Democrats aren't in favor of a recall nor are a majority of independents ... at this point.
But that 21 point gap has to be concerning to Walker, who, as soon as recall papers are filed, will start to raise tens of millions to fund a disinformation campaign the likes of which has never been seen in Wisconsin. Will it be enought to move the needle? He's already lost 45 percent of the state.
For those keeping score at home, in November 2010 21 percent of Wisconsinites had a very favorable opinion of Walker while 19 percent had a very unfavorable opinion (total favs-unfavs were 45-35). This shows a) the Democrats ran an amazingly ineffectual campaign against Walker and b) Scott Walker has done a heckuva job over the past year.