June 4th, 2012
09:58 PM ET

Wisconsin recall election: November's dress rehearsal

CNN's Erin Burnett previews Tuesday's recall election in Wisconsin.  Gov. Scott Walker recall election is the most expensive recall in the state's history. We crunch the numbers and analyze the impact of this race on November's presidential election. CNN contributors Reihan Salam, John Avlon and Democratic Strategist, Jamal Simmons comes OutFront.

Walker's fate in Wisconsin comes down to ground game

In the canon of political cliches, "it all comes down to turnout" is among the most tired.

But in the case of the polarizing and closely watched Wisconsin recall election, the maxim happens to ring true.

Public polling, internal polling and campaign strategists all tell the same story: Republican Gov. Scott Walker is clinging to a tiny lead over his Democratic opponent, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, heading into Tuesday's vote.

And the number of undecided voters has dwindled to almost zero, strategists in both parties say, meaning that the only mission left for both sides is to get their rabid supporters to the polls.


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