Speaking at an Illinois Policy Institute luncheon in Chicago, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said Friday that he believes he won't be recalled from office in June.
According Chicago Tribune's Rick Pearson, Governor Walker told the audience that he is "running to win, but not afraid to lose. He also said that when he wins it will send a powerful message:
“I think when we win, it will not only reaffirm what we did. It will send a powerful message to every politician…in our state and even in our city governments who are trying to take on the tough issues and do the right thing,” Walker said. “It will send a powerful, powerful message that you can stick your neck out, you can make the tough choices and there will be voters helping you along the way.”
A recent poll from the Democrat-leaning Public Policy Polling, done for the Daily Kos, finds Walker leading all his Democratic rivals in the June recall election:
- Walker v. Barrett - 50% to 45%
- Walker v. Falk - 50% to 43%
- Walker v. La Follette - 51% to 40%
- Walker v. Vinehout - 50% to 38%.
The poll of likely voters was conducted April 13 to 15 and has a margin of error of 2.9 percent.