Good news on the recall from MoveOn and Greg Sargent:
I've got an advance look at some new polling by Survey USA that finds solid majorities in two GOP senate districts support the recall of their senators. The poll was paid for by MoveOn, which obviously has an ax to grind in this fight, but Survey USA is a respected non-partisan pollster that's routinely cited by major news organizations.
Here are the numbers, sent over by a MoveOn official, in the districts of GOP senators Dan Kapanke and Randy Hopper.
When asked if they would vote for Hopper or something else if a recall election were held right now, 54 percent said they'd vote for someone else, versus only 43 percent they'd vote for Hopper.
In Kapanke's district, the numbers were even worse: 57 percent said they'd vote for someone else, versus only 41 percent who said they'd vote for Kapanke.
The polls were conducted yesterday. They surveyed 400 voters in each of the two state senate districts.
These are great numbers, but there is one caveat. Kapanke is in a district where Obama won 62% of the vote, and Hopper is a freshman who won his first term by 0.2%. As such, they are the two most vulnerable Republicans. We need to run up the score against them, and also find at least one more Senator to defeat.
Still, these are very encouraging numbers, and show the fight in Wisconsin has seriously damaged the approval ratings of more Republicans than just Scott Walker. We can win this. If you haven't done so already, please chip in $5 to the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, which is leading the recall effort.
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