Nobody is much surprised when Scott Rasmussen and his outfit release a poll or publish a polling analysis that seems to place a pretty large right thumb on the scales as compared to other public opinion researchers. Indeed, I’m probably typical that when I run across Ras’ numbers, I just mentally five or six points in the Democratic direction, and figure that’s without shouting distance of reality.
So it’s significant that Rasmussen has just published a poll of Wisconsin voters showing a 52-47 majority support recalling Gov. Scott Walker in the election just scheduled for June 5. That’s probably why the conservative Washington Examiner refers to it as a “shock poll.” It sure shocked me: but in a good way.