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Poll: Wisconsin's Walker to survive union recall drive
Washington Examiner ^ | 29 Feb 2012

Posted on 02/29/2012 9:06:25 AM PST by mandaladon

So much for that recall effort. According to a new Rasmussen poll of likely Wisconsin voters, Gov. Scott Walker should survive an effort to throw out his 2010 election, a campaign driven by pro-union activists angered that he limited collective bargaining rights for public employees in a budget-cutting move. It’s a huge and positive switch for Scott’s fortunes. Opponents made headlines when they easily collected 1 million signatures on a recall petition. Walker this week said he would not challenge the signatures-including names like “Donald Duck”-because there isn’t enough time before the May recall election.

Rasmussen’s poll is the latest done on the election and finds that 54 percent of likely Wisconsin voters at least somewhat approve of the governor’s job, while 46 percent somewhat disapprove. He does good with independents, as 58 percent approve of his performance. The telephone poll of 500 likely voters conducted Monday shows a pro-Walker move, coming days after a Public Policy Polling survey conducted February 22-26 that found the state divided 49 percent-49 percent on the recall.

Helping Walker has been the state’s improving budget, according to a Rasmussen analysis. A victory in the recall would be a huge blow to liberal union groups who’ve made the Republican governor the GOP posterboy for union busting.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: elections; recall; walker; wisconsinshowdown
The Rats are going to try every dirty trick in the book to make sure Walker is defeated...I hope it doesn't work.
1 posted on 02/29/2012 9:06:30 AM PST by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

What? Rats and dirty tricks? Who’d a thunk? I hope Walker wins by a landslide!


2 posted on 02/29/2012 9:10:05 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: mandaladon

Good news but I note the election is in May? A little premature, no? I assume they will run heavy advertising against him.


3 posted on 02/29/2012 9:15:51 AM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: mandaladon

4 things of note:

1. As mentioned before the Dems are nowhere near 1 million sigs and the bad PR that will come from it during the race will hammer this waste of money home.

2. The current frontrunner Kathleen Falk has lost all her Statewide races and her union pay for play will not go over well.

3. The poll has Indys in strong favor of Walker...personally I think a lot of those Indys are Dems embarrassed by what has happened in the State due to leftist radicals.

4. Voter ID will be in effect.

I personally don’t think it will be close.


4 posted on 02/29/2012 9:17:24 AM PST by MNlurker
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To: mandaladon

BTW

Recall fraud story:

http://mediatrackers.org/2012/02/man-charged-with-recall-fraud-gabs-suspect-review-needs-more-time/

IF local DA’s start going after these frauds like the Racine DA is I would think you’ll see less recall efforts in the future if they can’t ammend the recall rules.


5 posted on 02/29/2012 9:20:01 AM PST by MNlurker
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To: mandaladon
I love it when the Slave Party wastes buckets of money.

I hope this "right to work" battle ends up like their fight against the liberalization of state gun laws. Walker was very smart not to over-reach, going only after bennies and campaign money. The rest will come after people start to realize the benefits.

6 posted on 02/29/2012 9:20:09 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The RNC would prefer Obama to a conservative nominee.)
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To: mandaladon

Hopefully, this is not putting the cart before the horse and calling victory BEFORE the first ball is snapped.

If the actual election is set for May, a LOT of things could change and, if I were Walker, I’d continue holding off buying new curtains for his office.


7 posted on 02/29/2012 9:27:46 AM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: Williams

I feel a more ‘negative’ vibe in ‘counter-intelligence’ by opposing forces at work here in trying to infect Walker supporters with complacency with over two long months still away here. No one should lower their guard in this vicious and climatic election.


8 posted on 02/29/2012 9:31:57 AM PST by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: Williams

hope they spend a fortune, right into their pension cash


9 posted on 02/29/2012 9:36:42 AM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: mandaladon

Gotta love Walker!


10 posted on 02/29/2012 9:46:51 AM PST by next media
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To: mandaladon
Opponents made headlines when they easily collected fabricated 1 million signatures on a recall petition.

Sorry, had to fix the typo.

11 posted on 02/29/2012 9:47:33 AM PST by Lou L (The Senate without a filibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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To: mandaladon

This one is a civil war by other means.


12 posted on 02/29/2012 9:50:32 AM PST by varmintman
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To: mandaladon; All

The election is in May.

His numbers are frankly rather divided right now.

I am afraid a recall will almost certainly be successful. If anything these numbers are bad, not good.


13 posted on 02/29/2012 9:53:44 AM PST by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: reefdiver

It would be great if they were held accountable for their actions but the reality is that if they screw things up it will be the taxpayers left holding the bill (*See GM/Chrysler/Banking/etc. bailout for more information...)


14 posted on 02/29/2012 9:56:20 AM PST by next media
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To: mandaladon

These are straight up red communists that are trying to steal more money from the productive class
The right may win this battle, but shall surely lose the war, for the enfranchisement of all through constitutional amendments has turned this nation into a sure to fall Democracy.
The Founders wrote that all democracies murder themselves most violently
They were students of History, not career politicians out to make a buck by spreading other peoples wealth around


15 posted on 02/29/2012 10:09:43 AM PST by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum voted against Right toWork)
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To: mandaladon

Voter fraud, voter fraud, voter fraud, and voter fraud will be the friend of Obama’s stooges in the Badger state.


16 posted on 02/29/2012 10:10:45 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: MNlurker
1. As mentioned before the Dems are nowhere near 1 million sigs and the bad PR that will come from it during the race will hammer this waste of money home.

Which is why the surviving Walker administration should take a lesson from democrat behavior. When libs want to increase taxes, they cut spending on necessary programs like police and fire while preserving welfare programs. The new Walker administration, upon affirmation, should announce its intent on recovering the costs of the unnecessary recall election by cutting non-critical spending. Step one should be eliminating funding for public broadcasting. They should also look to recover waste-stream costs by implementing surcharges on heavy polluters whose excessive use of paper and newsprint clogs landfills.

17 posted on 02/29/2012 10:24:15 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: MNlurker
I personally don’t think it will be close.

I agree and even though I'm from PA I sent Walker a couple of bucks for his effort.

I think he will debate her, {or if she refuses} debate her issues, and it will be apparent that she is a hack.

The only demonRAT pitch is vote for us and we will raise your taxes for our retirement, force the teachers to take a $ 1,000 out of their pocket for union dues, force the school districts to pay 2or 3 times as much for insurance {thereby forcing teacher layoffs}.

Walker is going to crush her.

18 posted on 02/29/2012 10:25:18 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: mandaladon

I love this. The Union Rats blew so much money and time on doing this and it is going to blow up in their face. They didn’t even have challengers in some of these recall efforts lined up. What is the point to blow tons of Union and Rat cash on a recall when you don’t even have a plan to win? What a pack of losers.


19 posted on 02/29/2012 10:32:22 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: mandaladon; Diana in Wisconsin

After being dissappointed by my fellow MIchiganders yesterday, I am glad that you posted this hopeful news. My prayers are with the cheeseheads.


20 posted on 02/29/2012 10:40:09 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: mandaladon

Walker is one of the most effective governors in the country. Leave it to the Dems to initiate a “recall competence” drive to give incompetence a chance.


21 posted on 02/29/2012 11:08:36 AM PST by chuckee
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To: mandaladon

I presume there will be a ton of voter fraud in the recall election. It may be harder for them to do, but they control the counting in many places, and as we saw during the protests, they also control the law in places like Madison.

Well, they didn’t manage to steal that state supreme court race, so maybe they won’t be able to steal this. Let’s hope.


22 posted on 02/29/2012 11:15:21 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: mandaladon

May is a long ways off but here’s hoping Walker can make it, he an then use the wasted money theme against his opponents.


23 posted on 02/29/2012 11:16:14 AM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: mandaladon
Re. "Donald Duck." You know, we have massive Dem voter fraud because we do not punish the fraudsters, esp. if they're Liberals. I don't mean a 60-day suspended sentence. I mean a real jail sentence with a hefty fine. The Libs start with an 8-10 percent lead in voting because of fraud and a Rancid Media fit only for public scorn.

It's nine months to the elections and the Repubs are doing their best to fritter-away the righteous anger of 2010. The hapless Boehner has set the tone: cry and wet your pants as the Dems pile outrage upon outrage. The perfect neutered lap dog. Obama is the most viciously racist and criminal person ever to inhabit the White House. The public is enraged by what he has done but has not been given a clear vehicle to get rid of him and his communist lackeys. Will the Repubs harness this anger to drive him from office or will they piss-away this opportunity, too?

One way or another, things will change after the fall's elections. The Repubs are toast anyway, off to join the Whigs, whether they win in 2012 or not. Obama's communist utopian fantasy will implode. There are no longer enough compliant, working, tax-paying citizens to allow the country to continue functioning. Think the Tea Party is gone? Wait until the summer, when it reemerges, white-hot with justifiable fury at what Obama and his minions have been doing. Repub candidate? Won't matter; what will matter is defeating the Dems in a landside of anger. No, anger is not a good basis for policy, but when it happens, it happens. Wait until the Dems try their usual voter fraud stuff. This time they will be caught and exposed. We have simply reached a tipping point beyond which Obamaism can no longer be sustained. I expect him to revert to his natural racist, snarly ugliness as it comes down around him, even if he wins re-election. Times are a'changin'.

24 posted on 02/29/2012 11:28:02 AM PST by pabianice (")
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To: mandaladon

Whatever you do Wisconsin, do not rest! This is the same ploy the media pulled on us in Arizona... declared Russell Pearce was safe, so everyone went back to sleep and woke up on election eve to the news that the recall had been successful.


25 posted on 02/29/2012 11:39:15 AM PST by ponygirl
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To: mandaladon

Huge. I hope he wins. He likely would have made at least as good a presidential candidate as the rest running.


26 posted on 02/29/2012 11:45:04 AM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: varmintman

I will be able to cast just one vote, with a valid ID.

If Walker is not successful in this recall election, Wisconsin will go into the Dark Ages for a long time to come.


27 posted on 02/29/2012 12:19:57 PM PST by burroak
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To: varmintman

-——This one is a civil war by other means——

At least WI got to have a war.

Here in MA, Romney couldn’t surrender fast enough.


28 posted on 02/29/2012 12:24:26 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: mandaladon

I don’t think any dirty tricks that the Rats try in the recall election will succeed. I put a lot of hours in as a volunteer keying in data for Verify the Recall. That effort apparently won’t prevent the recall from going forward but (if things are done correctly) analysis of the data could yield identification of some “usual suspects”. By “usual suspects” I mean folks who committed fraud and/or ID theft. This intelligence can be of immense potential future use. Anytime the names of these “usual suspects” come up in similar future “endeavors”, they can be a focus of more DETAILED assessment. It’s time we started to play hardball with the Rat goons and their operatives. Turn-about is certainly fair play. I hope that, within the limits allowed by the law, the Verify the Recall folks pursue such possibilities.


29 posted on 02/29/2012 2:07:26 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: reefdiver

That’s an interesting issue. I wonder how many of these unions have unfunded pension liabilities?


30 posted on 02/29/2012 4:49:46 PM PST by MSF BU
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To: mandaladon

Don’t count the vote before the liberal judges do. :)


31 posted on 02/29/2012 7:46:16 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: mandaladon

The unionism in this Country is embarrassing.

A large depiction of workers silhouetted in red with fists in the air was the backdrop for Obama’s recent speech to the UAW.

I tell ya’, these are not the proud Americans I’ve known over the last half Century. Very sad, very Communistic.


32 posted on 02/29/2012 9:30:26 PM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: SoFloFreeper

With the new voter ID law, vote fraud will be much harder. Voters have to show a photo ID and sign the voter rolls before getting a ballot.


33 posted on 02/29/2012 9:37:21 PM PST by MediaMole
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To: mandaladon; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; TaMoDee; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...

Wisconsin Walker Rasmussen Poll ping

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


34 posted on 03/01/2012 5:26:18 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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