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New poll shows majority support Scott Walker recall
Madison,com ^ | 11/16/2011

Posted on 11/16/2011 9:43:07 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Gov. Scott Walker has lost support among his Republican base, according to a poll released Tuesday that shows a majority of respondents want to recall him from office.

The Wisconsin Public Radio/St. Norbert College Survey was released the same day that Democrats, labor unions and others, angry over his moves to curb union rights, began circulating petitions to get the 540,000 signatures needed to force a recall election next year.

The poll showed that 58 percent of respondents believe Walker should be recalled from office. That compares with 47 percent who said in April that he should be recalled.

The growth in support for a recall came, surprisingly, from Republicans. In the spring, only 7 percent of Republicans supported recalling Walker but that grew to 24 percent in the fall. Support among Democrats held mainly steady at 88 percent in the spring and 92 percent in the fall.

Pollster Wendy Scattergood said Republicans who support recalling Walker are younger, have a lower income and are less educated than the rest of the sample in the poll. They also describe themselves as less conservative than other Republicans, she said.

Republican Party spokeswoman Nicole Larson dismissed the poll, saying the genuine feelings of voters can be found talking to those who are saving money thanks to Walker's policies designed to hold down taxes.

"Governor Walker is leading Wisconsin forward and the voters of this state will continue to support his responsible leadership," Larson said.

The decline in support also showed up in Walker's approval rating. Overall, 48 percent of survey respondents in the spring disapproved of the job he was doing. That increased to 58 percent in Tuesday's results.

Among Republicans, only 9 percent disapproved of Walker's job performance in the spring but that grew to 21 percent in the fall.

The telephone survey of 482 Wisconsin residents was done between Nov. 1 and Thursday. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: recall; scottwalker; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown
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1 posted on 11/16/2011 9:43:13 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Either the poll is a lie or the “republicans” are morons.


2 posted on 11/16/2011 9:44:17 AM PST by samtheman
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To: samtheman

Not necessarily mutually exclusive.


3 posted on 11/16/2011 9:45:31 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: SeekAndFind

Ridiculous.


4 posted on 11/16/2011 9:45:31 AM PST by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Seriously. This is a total joke of a push poll.


5 posted on 11/16/2011 9:45:41 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well somebody from FR will dissect the cross tabs and see if this really amounts to anything. I don’t have the time but my guess is (if the Prosser election is any indication) that this is not the case.


6 posted on 11/16/2011 9:46:24 AM PST by MSF BU (YR'S Please Support our troops: JOIN THEM!)
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To: SeekAndFind

7 posted on 11/16/2011 9:46:29 AM PST by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wisconsin Public Radio? Oh, yeah, we really believe them. They are so politically neutral and objective.


8 posted on 11/16/2011 9:47:00 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.2)
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To: SeekAndFind

I really just don’t understand the stupidity of some voters and the knowing corruption (”yeah, I know he’s just an honest conservative, but f*** him because he’s making me pay for FIVE PERCENT of my own benefits”) of others.

By any objective measure, Walker’s reforms are a huge boon to school districts and other public employers.

Nor is Walker (like Ohio’s John Kasich) a personally “in your face” sort of guy. Nothing wrong if he WERE, but my point is, he looks and acts like Milton the Accountant or Pharmacist. This isn’t exactly a raging Woody Hayes type here.

Yet they hate him so very much.

Wisconsin, if you recall him and uproot these reforms of his, and go Ohio’s route, you are financially damned. And you will deserve it. (And as a Californian, I know whereof I speak — but it is too late for us here. Wisconsin still has a chance.)


9 posted on 11/16/2011 9:47:07 AM PST by pogo101
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To: SeekAndFind

Need some local feedback to properly evaluate this report.


10 posted on 11/16/2011 9:47:13 AM PST by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

Not buying!


11 posted on 11/16/2011 9:48:19 AM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: pogo101

not to worry, because when they fail (and they will) they will just blame it on Bush or some other Republican boogyman.


12 posted on 11/16/2011 9:48:30 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Cain 2012!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Public released “polls” are extremely effective professional marketing tools, especially for the left, to control people.

Why anybody pays attention to them with the history of how fake and manipulated polls can be is still amazing.


13 posted on 11/16/2011 9:48:35 AM PST by Mechanicos (Why does the DOE have a SWAT Team?)
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To: SeekAndFind

What significant Republican groups are publicly supporting Gov. Walker? Support for him should be on all airwaves, 24/7...if there is such support.


14 posted on 11/16/2011 9:48:47 AM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why would anyone want to help pull the wagon when one can ride in it? Gov Walker is taking some easy money away from the Public Service unions. Why should any one be surprised the unions are mad as heck?


15 posted on 11/16/2011 9:48:55 AM PST by federal__reserve (Obama Vs Perry presidential debates are my worst nightmare! Those will get huge audiences.)
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To: Cicero

maybe they polled all state gubmint workers.


16 posted on 11/16/2011 9:49:43 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: MSF BU

It doesn’t.

The St. Norbert poll has been laughed at by our side for ages. Liberal hackery at its finest.


17 posted on 11/16/2011 9:49:57 AM PST by MNlurker
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To: SeekAndFind

i doubt it,

but if that’s the case,

then give wisconsin to the unions

and let wisconsin fail.

there are low-tax, non union states that will gain businesses.


18 posted on 11/16/2011 9:50:33 AM PST by ken21
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah, riiiight.

The next thing, they’ll be telling me is that Obama’s birth certificates are not forged.


19 posted on 11/16/2011 9:50:49 AM PST by Da Coyote (Liberalism - when you absolutely, positively have no ability to produce wealth.)
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To: SeekAndFind

WTF is wrong with these people?


20 posted on 11/16/2011 9:51:24 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It takes enormous courage for politicians to act responsibly and stand up to the special interests. The reason we have so much corruption is that honest people are targeted for defeat and forced out of the system. Then, only the most despicable thieves and liars remain in government.


21 posted on 11/16/2011 9:57:13 AM PST by detective
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To: SeekAndFind

The corrupt state media are doing all they can to pimp the recall story and gin up a horse race. Who makes money in such an instance? The TV stations and newspapers that run millions of dollars in political ads. They have a financial interest in fanning the flames which IMO is greatly assisting the recall whackjobs.


22 posted on 11/16/2011 9:58:59 AM PST by Obadiah (If Reagan were alive today he'd be spinning in his grave.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Personally, I can not believe the Unions are doing this. As the truth comes out about what the Unions were truly fighting for, they look bad. If Walker mounts a strong campaign while Obama continues to decline, Wisconsin will be in play for the Republicans. I am surprised the DNC has allowed the Unions to pursue this recall. The only reason I can think of is that I am been wrong. The DNC does not control the Unions, the Unions control the DNC.


23 posted on 11/16/2011 9:59:13 AM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah, I believe Republicans are siding with anarchist SEIU thugs..*rolls eyes*


24 posted on 11/16/2011 9:59:26 AM PST by cardinal4
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To: SeekAndFind
I doubt it, unless they polled "Occupy Madison".

Wisconsin Governor: Walker's Approval Numbers Edge Up Slightly

Rasmussen Reports: Saturday, October 29, 2011

Nearly seven months after large-scale protests first erupted in Wisconsin against his budget bill limiting collective bargaining rights for public employees, new polling shows state voters have a slightly improved opinion of Governor Scott Walker.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Wisconsin Voters shows that 38% Strongly Approve of the job Walker is doing, while the same number (38%) Strongly Disapproves.

The survey of 500 Likely Voters in Wisconsin was conducted on October 26, 2011 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

25 posted on 11/16/2011 10:00:54 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Sooth2222

Do you have a more recent poll? That poll was from 3 weeks ago.


26 posted on 11/16/2011 10:02:06 AM PST by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: MNlurker
If this poll from our neighbors to the east is in any way comparable to our "Minnesota Poll", I wouldn't be concerned.

The "Minnesota Poll" has had every Democrat running for elective office up by anywhere from 8-15 points on election eve for the last two decades.

Even the eventual losers.

27 posted on 11/16/2011 10:05:51 AM PST by daler
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To: grumpygresh
The Wisconsin Public Radio/St. Norbert College Survey was released the same day that Democrats, labor unions and others, angry over his moves to curb union rights, began circulating petitions to get the 540,000 signatures needed to force a recall election next year.

You are right. This is a push poll to help sign people up.

28 posted on 11/16/2011 10:06:19 AM PST by kabar
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To: SeekAndFind

just a poll to shape opinion for vote fraud cover


29 posted on 11/16/2011 10:07:07 AM PST by drypowder
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30 posted on 11/16/2011 10:07:43 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wisconsin appears to be taking its cues from Greece now.


31 posted on 11/16/2011 10:09:39 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: SeekAndFind

By this time, Wisconsin Marxist Radio has had enough time to properly select the sample. They could have gotten a majority for summary execution, if they wanted.


32 posted on 11/16/2011 10:09:49 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: SeekAndFind

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33 posted on 11/16/2011 10:10:13 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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Here is one picture from the above thread.


34 posted on 11/16/2011 10:11:17 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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push poll


35 posted on 11/16/2011 10:11:28 AM PST by eureka! (Bless Our Troops. D*mn the Left.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I call "bull puckey". I would say that as the legion of smelly feet that invaded our Capitol began "occupying" parks all over the nation, the liberals and unions have even lost further support. I'm not buying it.


36 posted on 11/16/2011 10:37:09 AM PST by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: so_real

So let their state become Greece. Then the people can cry and whine and Americans will give them the finger like they deserve.


37 posted on 11/16/2011 10:38:02 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: samtheman

Probably rigged Poll. Scott Walker is doing exactly what he said he would. Otherwise the state is moronic.


38 posted on 11/16/2011 10:39:51 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: SeekAndFind
No, that's what was on Rasmussen's website. He's not going to poll Wisconsin more often than he polls New Jersey, where he lives. But it's unlikely that Walker went from a significantly higher approval rating than Obama's to "Let's recall the SOB" in 3 weeks. I'll go waaaaaaay out on a limb here: "The Wisconsin Public Radio/St. Norbert College Survey -- whatever that is -- is bo-oh-oh-oh-gus!"

I'll be a little surprised -- but not shocked-- if they even collect enough valid signatures (Mickey Mouse, Daffy Duck etc etc not being bona fide Wisconsin residents) in 60 days.

39 posted on 11/16/2011 10:45:53 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: samtheman

482 Wisconsin “residents”? What is that? Do you think this is a liberal rag? Just wondering.


40 posted on 11/16/2011 10:49:41 AM PST by rushmom
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To: Sooth2222

so now I know what they do at St. Norbert College aside from third-rate college hockey


41 posted on 11/16/2011 10:56:56 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: pogo101

The counties are finding ways around the property tax limits.

The school teachers are crying everywhere and to everyone how they have *lost* $5k/year in *income*. They then cut back their expenditures, which hurts local small business.

We sent money we really could have used elsewhere to Walker, but I hear life-long Republicans from Republican families hem and haw about “Well, the other side _says:(blah-blah-blah).”

We don’t deserve it. But the donks are going to try and make sure it happens, anyway.


42 posted on 11/16/2011 10:59:44 AM PST by reformedliberal
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To: SeekAndFind

Obviously their taxes are to low!!!


43 posted on 11/16/2011 11:00:14 AM PST by ontap
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To: Obadiah

Ding, Ding, we have a winner!! Exactly what’s going on here is this. Monday night after another fabulous Packer victory (ok, I’m shameless)while probably at least a million Wisconsin people are up watching the TV, the news stations were touting the time, place, reason and who was able to begin the recall effort at midnight! Imagine the news stations bragging about a pajama party starting at midnight to recall our TERRIFIC Gov. Walker! I had steam rolling out my ears on seeing the TV coverage here in WI.

Also, my local newspaper from my VERY Republican county has repeatedly put front page, huge font information about who, what, where, when and why Walker is being recalled. Well, I have written a scathing letter to that editor and requested he charge the recall effort for FREE advertising, front and center in that paper.

I asked “where is the same font size, same front page story on how many school districts across Wisconsin have extra money now that the overpaid, over perked teachers unions now have to pay a tiny portion of their own health care and pension costs. Also I ask you, how many of these same whiner teachers are voluntarily sending union dues now that it is NOT required. That’s right - THAT’s in Walker’s bill.

It may sell papers, but it is hacking off the Walker fans really bad. Oh yes - the AFLCIO union thugs are picketing Walkers private home, disgustingly loud and TV reporter’s right there to help promote that low class display. Anyone that wants to help promote Walker - we’d love to have your support.


44 posted on 11/16/2011 11:19:57 AM PST by WaterWeWaitinFor (If we don't help make a change, then who will? It starts with us.)
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To: SeekAndFind

45 posted on 11/16/2011 11:24:39 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Here is the Fall 2011 poll report:
http://wpr.org/announce/survey1111/2011f-survey-1.pdf

Here is the Spring 2011 poll report:
http://www.wpr.org/announce/survey1104/survey1104recalls.pdf

Here are my criticisms:
1. The sample size is rather small (400-500) and is from a “random” telephone sample. Unlike the larger national polls, the St. Norbert college poll doesn’t appear to document how “random” the poll actually was. There is no mention of what percentage of the respondants were republican, democrat or independent.
2. As there was no measure of the randomness in the poll, the pollster was free to take its “random” samples in any way that they wanted to (i.e. they were free to skew the results). For example, they could have focused their “random” sample on the predominantly democrat Madison area. The report doesn’t indicate otherwise.
3. I’m not sure what this artifact means, if any: The spring poll was made of landline phone owners. The Fall poll was made of landline+cell phone owners.


46 posted on 11/16/2011 11:31:56 AM PST by kidd
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To: kidd

Didn’t they just tried to recall a whole bunch of state senators and lost?


47 posted on 11/16/2011 11:47:50 AM PST by gman992 ("I'm a conservative. I'm just a happy conservative.")
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To: SeekAndFind

A Message to the RNC:

We are watching you, and whether or not you have Walker’s back...if not, we are done with you.


48 posted on 11/16/2011 11:49:16 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: gman992

They won two of the races. There’s going to be a massive amount of Democrat money spent on this.


49 posted on 12/14/2011 7:15:52 PM PST by lasereye
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To: SeekAndFind

This story is old. A current poll shows that about 54% of the electorate support Walker.


50 posted on 03/10/2012 5:05:54 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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