Skip to comments.Rasmussen Poll: Wisconsin Voters Now Oppose Walker Recall By 11-Point Margin
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:
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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!
That is really good news :-)
so, is Big Labor going to cut and run, or are they going to waste another half-trillion of their members money on this?
Fantastic news! I have a great deal of admiration for Walker..the man has true grit.
You mean money going down a rat hole. You Betcha.
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...
good news ping!
Glad to hear it... a rare flourish of encouraging news for the good guys in this difficult year.
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!”
...or buses full of live ones from Chicago. Look for the voter tallies in Kenosha and Racine Counties to exceed 120% of registered voters.
“That is really good news :-)”
I agree. I am glad to see the people of Wisconsin not falling for the liberal/union lies.
“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.
Let them waste the money.
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.
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!!!
“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.
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.
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