In spite of liberals attempts to make this recall race about everything else, voters are showing that they have strong opinions about Gov. Walker’s bold conservative reforms, and their opinions on the reforms align strongly with their choice of candidate. Nine in Ten Walker voters approve of his handling of collective bargaining while nine in ten Barrett voters disapprove. And overall, about 8 in 10 have a strong opinion on the issue, not just “somewhat” approving or disapproving, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
And with such intensity, all the early reports are that the turnout, most likely the deciding factor in these races, is extremely high. So the question becomes which side is translating intensity to turnout more effectively.