The asterisk is a highly contentious symbol in statistics, whether it be in politics or sports. It denotes that a special consideration or an anomalous variable contributed to that particular stat. In the case of Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker, it spells certain doom for the anti-worker candidate.
Walker was once a GOP favorite for the Republican presidential nomination, but he is registering so low in the polls that he doesn’t even have a number. His poll percentage is an asterisk, which means less than 0.5 percent. This is great news, and the GOP candidates are starting to drop like flies.