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Rasmussen Poll: Wisconsin Voters Now Oppose Walker Recall By 11-Point Margin
Townhall ^ | 03/05/2012 | Guy Benson

Posted on 03/06/2012 10:07:24 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Ever since they announced their intention to do so, I've been publicly begging Leftists to waste spend tens of millions on a recall campaign against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.  I was convinced that the Democrat-Union coalition would squander precious campaign resources in an quixotic bid to exact revenge on one of their most despised conservative bogeymen.  A new poll from Rasmussen suggests that my instincts were correct.  Wisconsinites -- who have voted to re-elect a conservative state Supreme Court justice and to protect a Republican State Senate majority since Walker's budget fix passed -- now oppose replacing the governor by an 11-point margin:

 

Fifty-four percent of Wisconsinites oppose the recall of Gov. Scott Walker, according to the most recent polling data from Rasmussen Reports. In a phone survey of 500 likely voters, Rasmussen also said 52% at least somewhat approve of Walker’s job performance to date, while 46% at least somewhat disapprove. The findings include 40% who strongly approve and 40% who strongly disapprove. By party, the poll revealed that 78% of Republican voters strongly approve of Walker’s performance and 73% of Democrats strongly disapprove.

Among voters not affiliated with either major party, 58% at least somewhat approve of Walker’s performance, including 36% who strongly approve. Forty-three percent say they would vote to recall Walker and remove him from office, but 54% would vote against recall; 80% of the state’s Democratic voters would vote to remove Walker, but 89% of Republicans and 58% of unaffiliated voters would oppose that recall.


Badger State Democrats are less united behind the recall push than Republicans are against it, and independents have helped nudge Walker's overall job approval into the black.  Nearly 6 in 10 Wiscy indies would vote to retain the governor, whose inexpiable Crime Against Humanity was to fulfill a campaign promise by passing a responsible budget package.  Walker waded into this fight with an ad campaign last fall, and his brand new spot picks up right where he left off -- reminding voters that his controversial program is working exactly as planned:

 

CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO


But by all means, Wisconsin Lefties, please keep up the excellent, expensive work.  It's not like your hand-picked Senate candidate is losing to all three possible Republican opponents, or anything.  Solution: More shrieking!

CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012polls; democratcorruption; elections; rasmussen; recall; scottwalker; unioncorruption; unions; wi2012; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown

1 posted on 03/06/2012 10:07:31 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

That is really good news :-)


2 posted on 03/06/2012 10:08:18 AM PST by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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To: SueRae

so, is Big Labor going to cut and run, or are they going to waste another half-trillion of their members money on this?


3 posted on 03/06/2012 10:09:12 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

Fantastic news! I have a great deal of admiration for Walker..the man has true grit.


4 posted on 03/06/2012 10:11:31 AM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
is Big Labor going to cut and run, or are they going to waste another half-trillion of their members money on this?

You mean money going down a rat hole. You Betcha.

5 posted on 03/06/2012 10:12:25 AM PST by sr4402
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s all going to come down to getting out to vote... you can disagree with the recall but if you stay home it won’t matter one bit. I’m worried about buses full of dead people...


6 posted on 03/06/2012 10:17:57 AM PST by GizzyGirl
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To: Jean S

good news ping!


7 posted on 03/06/2012 10:23:20 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: SeekAndFind

Glad to hear it... a rare flourish of encouraging news for the good guys in this difficult year.


8 posted on 03/06/2012 10:25:32 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: sr4402

The reason the militaristic types in the unions are striving so mightily, is that this is their launch point to turn the “red tide” coming in at them. For them, it is do or die, and since they already have a martyr complex, dying does not sound so bad.

And what the heck, they might squeak out a win. Wisconsin voters are a pretty malleable bunch, you know. Budget deficites are not interesting things for the most part, but marching grade-school students are.

Jesus said, “Suffer the little children to come unto me” (Mark 10:14), but the punctuation is changed just a little - “Suffer, little children!”


9 posted on 03/06/2012 10:26:47 AM PST by alloysteel (Are Democrats truly "better angels"? They are lousy stewards for America.)
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To: GizzyGirl

...or buses full of live ones from Chicago. Look for the voter tallies in Kenosha and Racine Counties to exceed 120% of registered voters.


10 posted on 03/06/2012 10:27:45 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: SueRae

“That is really good news :-)”

I agree. I am glad to see the people of Wisconsin not falling for the liberal/union lies.


11 posted on 03/06/2012 10:33:04 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: SeekAndFind

____________/Walker 2012!


12 posted on 03/06/2012 10:38:24 AM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: SeekAndFind
Excellent News!

I love it when a plan comes together.


13 posted on 03/06/2012 10:39:42 AM PST by Signalman
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To: sr4402; Buckeye McFrog

“is Big Labor going to cut and run, or are they going to waste another half-trillion of their members money on this?”

Why not? It’s stimulus money; it’s not like it was ever really theirs to begin with.

It’s ours.


14 posted on 03/06/2012 10:42:44 AM PST by henkster (Andrew Breitbart would not have apologized.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Let them waste the money.


15 posted on 03/06/2012 10:45:28 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wouldn’t be sure that this is costing Big Labor more to run the recall than it’s costing the Republicans to defend themselves. I’d be curious about the actual numbers.

I imagine it is costing the STATE millions.

This could be a turning point for the public employee unions, so it’s not surprising that they’re going all out. What worries me is that the Democrat machines in the corrupt cities will be counting the votes.

Still, these poll numbers are certainly good news.


16 posted on 03/06/2012 10:47:05 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: SeekAndFind

SeekAndFind, I don’t know if you’re a female or a dude, but, I’m gonna kiss you. THIS POST MAKES MY DAY. Oh, man. If the Unions can waste millions of dollars on this and come up with nothing..... Oh happy day, Oh happy day! Thanks for the Post!!!


17 posted on 03/06/2012 10:52:05 AM PST by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“so, is Big Labor going to cut and run, or are they going to waste another half-trillion of their members money on this?”

That’s why this poll may not be great news. This may scare them off. Best result would be keeping Walker AND letting the unions blow another $40 million. That’s $40 million less for the presidential race. Now they may cut and run.


18 posted on 03/06/2012 11:02:06 AM PST by crusader71
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To: SeekAndFind

Just wait until the Dems vote to block the mining bill today (if they haven’t already). The private unions came out in support of the mine so now its just the Dems (and mainly Jauch) that will feel heat on eliminating the addition of 2000 jobs.

Falk also came out today and said she will repeal Voter ID.

The spread will get larger.


19 posted on 03/06/2012 11:10:19 AM PST by MNlurker
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To: SeekAndFind; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; TaMoDee; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...

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20 posted on 03/06/2012 11:32:58 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SeekAndFind
I've given a few bucks to Walker and I hope that he creams the demonRAT bitch in this recall vote.

Not only will that grow bowling balls for other pubbie gubbernors with BB balls, but it will cost the union thugs more millions and they will have to steal even more from their members.

Additionally, if Walker wins big, obummer will have to spent big bucks in a state that he won by 8 points in '08.

As an aside, I went to lunch today with 5 of my golf pals {3 demonRATs and 3 pubbies} but was shocked when two of the union goons, declared outright, and proudly showed us their new pubbie voter registration cards.

The new score is now one demonRAT and five pubbies.

The demonRAT picked me up at my house for lunch, but was so pissed that I had to get one of the other guys to take me home...hahahaha, I'm so happppppppppppy.

When I told Mrs. Alaska that one of the guys that she has known for many years, converted from demonRAT to pubbie, I thought she was going to pass out.

This guy has been a 50 plus year United Steel Worker and devout Catholic and the local Bishop finally convinced him and his wife to cut the demonRAT cord.

obama doesn't know how much his obamacare intrusion into religious freedom is going to hurt his re-election chances.

21 posted on 03/06/2012 11:57:39 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Let Big Labor spend a half-trillion. They’re gradually losing their ability to recoup that money due policies like Walker’s. Pretty soon they’ll be bouncing checks all over town and they’ll be deader than disco.


22 posted on 03/06/2012 12:08:16 PM PST by qaz123
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To: qaz123
Let Big Labor spend a half-trillion.

I'm OK with that, but unfortunately, it's not just Big Labor that will be spending money in this recall. It will cost the state big time.
23 posted on 03/06/2012 12:43:26 PM PST by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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