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Looking for the Silver Lining

by Jerry Bader

A tale of two headlines. Look at the headline on the Journal-Sentinel story  about the latest Marquette University Law School Poll on this year's governor's race,

Now look at the headline the Appleton Post Crescent used. Okay, it's factual. There was a statistically insignificant dip in Walker's approval rating, just as the increase in his lead is statistically insignificant. But the fact that this poll shows a slightly better lead than the last MU poll is a pretty big story, considering a recent Rasmussen poll showed the race tied at 45% a piece.

And how about the fact that 59% of the state still doesn't know enough about Mary Burke to have an opinion of her? Talking about squinting to find something positive.