Measuring Openness to Democratic Candidates in the Wisconsin Recall Elections

In March of 2011, before the Wisconsin recall process formally began and prior to the selection of any Democratic challengers, Lincoln Park Strategies examined the openness of voters to recalling their State Senators in eight districts across Wisconsin utilizing publically available data from IVR polling (Interactive Voice Response or “automated surveys”) conducted by Public Policy Polling for the Daily Kos. While the questions asked in the poll were not initially designed with this exercise in mind, Lincoln Park Strategies was able to use the existing data to rank the eight districts on their likelihood of electing a Democrat in the recall election.

Read the full results here.