The first independent poll numbers for the governor’s recall election on June 5 are out. Rasmussen Reports gives embattled Republican Governor Scott Walker a five-point lead over his Democratic challenger, Tom Barrett. Fifty percent of 500 likely voters said they’d support Walker. Barrett got 45 percent. Two percent said they’d vote for somebody else, and another two percent were undecided.
Rasmussen’s poll was taken yesterday, after Walker and Barrett won their respective party primaries on Tuesday. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.5 percent.