Mitt Romney outspent Rick Santorum by 50-1 in the Wisconsin primary, yet hardly ran away with it Tuesday night, beating Rick Santorum only 43-38%, with 97% of the votes counted about 12:30 a.m.
The lesson for the upcoming recall election?
Embattled Gov. Scott Walker has raised unprecedented millions and aired pre-recall TV spots, and will outspend his eventual Democratic rival in a spring recall election, but the funding spread won't be 50-1.
And Walker's pre-recall spending isn't exactly moving the needle, and might even be counter-productive, as the more Walker shows his face, the more people remember they are sick of seeing it and are ready to right a wrong:
The last Rasmussen poll showed a majority of respondents want Walker removed.
A new Rasmussen poll finds that Republican Wisconsin Scott Walker is in trouble of being recalled June 5, with a majority, 52 percent, saying they will vote him out less than two years after he took office and immediately went to work to cut the power of public service unions.Maybe money isn't buying much Badgerland love this year.
The poll revealed a remarkable shift from February when 54 percent of Wisconsin voters said they would vote against the recall. In today’s poll, just 47 percent said they would vote against recalling the governor. Details will be released at 1 p.m.
Worse for Walker: 53 percent disapprove of his job as governor with a whopping 46 percent saying they “strongly disapprove” of Walker. Majorities of both men and women now support his recall. Rasmussen found that his support among Republicans and conservatives remains strong.