Down to the Wire
In less than 24 hours, Wisconsin voters will head to the polls to vote in the recall primary election. Democratic candidates are using these final hours to drum up support. Video by nbc26.comvideo
In less than 24 hours, Wisconsin voters will head to the polls to vote in the recall primary election. Democratic candidates are using these final hours to drum up support.
The latest Marquette University poll numbers show Tom Barrett with a 17 point lead over Kathleen Falk. But some say those numbers may not tell the whole story.
Barrett received a warm welcome in Sheboygan Monday morning. He hosted a meet-and-greet to personally thank his supporters before the recall primary.
"I think people want their government to be run by people who care about them," he said.
Meanwhile, Kathleen Falk has been touring the state reminding voters of her strong support system.
"This political establishment has not predicted this accurately at any point what has made it happen, this unprecedented grass roots behind my campaign," she said.
Saint Norbert College Political Science Professor Wendy Scattergood says it's a race the entire nation will be watching.
"'All eyes are on Wisconsin' is not an understatement at this point," she said.
Scattergood says the latest poll numbers don't necessarily mean a sure win for Barrett.
"One thing about the polls is that they're a snapshot in time. So, while the polls that have been out are from reputable places and they're probably pretty good polls, it's important to remember the percentage of people who say they're going to vote but still don't know for whom they're going to vote," she said.
After weeks of campaigning, Scattergood says it all comes down to what the voters decide on Tuesday.
"You never know. That's the thing about election day - it's always who shows up.. regardless of what the polls are showing," she said.