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Poll puts Walker up nine in recall fight; Update: WI Dems “furious” with DNC over lack of support
Hot Air ^ | 12:01 pm on May 14, 2012 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 05/14/2012 10:44:20 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Now that Democrats have ended their divisive recall primary in Wisconsin, one would expect the polling to show their nominee to be gaining some traction against sitting Governor Scott Walker. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was considered the stronger of the Democrats challenging Walker in the unusual recall election, and polls just after the recall showed him nearly within the margin of error of the incumbent. This week, however, a new poll from We Ask America of over 1200 likely voters puts Walker on top by nine, 52/43:

While other polls also show Walker in the lead, no one is suggesting that this race is anywhere near over. Walker only leads among self-described Independent voters by 47.6%-44.6%, and the underlying numbers seem fluid. Still, some of Walker’s detractors have been vocal about the fact that Walker was duly elected in 2010 and in most states would not be able to be challenged with a recall without greater cause. And a whopping 95% of those called said they plan to vote in the June 5th election which will have the national spotlight on it.


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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2012; elections; milwaukee; recall2012; scottwalker; tombarrett; walker; wi2012; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown
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1 posted on 05/14/2012 10:44:30 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Ha, ha, ha! Leftist public employee union / ‘Rat flop. DNC won’t give ‘em cash because Bathhouse Barry is soaking up all of it for his re-election campaign.


2 posted on 05/14/2012 10:53:39 AM PDT by twister881
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Up by +9 with likely voters. That is very good news.


3 posted on 05/14/2012 10:55:09 AM PDT by Signalman ( November, 2012-The End of an Error)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Priceless!


4 posted on 05/14/2012 10:55:09 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I hope all clear-thinking people in Wisconsin realize how important this race is going to be not just for Wisconsin, but for the entire country.

Walker must prevail on this one.


5 posted on 05/14/2012 10:57:55 AM PDT by Tau Food (I am not a Romney Republican.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“WI Dems “furious” with DNC over lack of support”

Ha Ha. The DNC is probably scared to death their Presidential candidate will wind up where he belongs in November like his Marxists predecessors all over the world - in the dutbin of history!!! So they aren’t sparing dough for local issues. This should encourage US to work and campaign and contribute to those COngressional conservative candidates who will hold Romney’s feet to the fire in 2013!


6 posted on 05/14/2012 10:58:13 AM PDT by ZULU (Non Nobis Domine Non Nobis Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Walker will probably win in a blowout, and with the breaking of the union power, Wisconsin moves into the republican column, probably for some time. Like West Virginia.


7 posted on 05/14/2012 11:00:15 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

good to see the rats are in a no win situation...if they:

1) support Walker’s opponent and lose it will be another strike again the rats serving in DC as well as obozo and a predictor of things to come- despite the spin...

2) don’t support Walker’s opponents and lose, their base will be pissed off at them....


8 posted on 05/14/2012 11:01:05 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I live in Wisconsin so I can give a first hand observation, at least of yard signs.

"Stand with Walker" yard signs are dominant, I would say 10 to 1, in rural areas. After all, farmers are self-reliant.

In town ... as we say ... the newer, fresher, crisper yard signs are "Stand with Walker". They are popping up like blue dandelions. The old orange "Recall Walker" yard signs look like they barely survived last winter's snow plow.

9 posted on 05/14/2012 11:09:20 AM PDT by bsdsan
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
“We are frustrated by the lack of support from the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Governors Association,” a top Wisconsin Democratic Party official tells me.

Say hello to the bottom of little bammy's bus...

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10 posted on 05/14/2012 11:11:41 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

We cheeseheads will not get cocky. Drive for the victory!


11 posted on 05/14/2012 11:12:22 AM PDT by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Obama is going to expect and demand that the DNC throw everyone else under the bus if that’s what it takes to get him re-elected.


12 posted on 05/14/2012 11:13:47 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Even an evil b*st*rd like George Soros knows when to cut his losses and move on to a fight which he has a chance to actually win.

I'm hoping Scott Walker cruises to a double digit win. He's definitely presidential material.

13 posted on 05/14/2012 11:16:40 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Here is a prediction from the president of a union local, me.
In about a week to ten days, if these numbers hold, you will start to see the union leadership of unions representing members in the private sector starting to talk with Governor Walker. They won’t necessarily endorse him but they will provide little if any support for Barrett. The public employee unions, SEIU, AFSCME, they will be with Barrett to the bitter end.

Union money-if this poll is correct, a lot of union money is going to dry up. The money will go elsewhere. I disagree with some FR’s comments about money-with this large of a lead, the unions will not in fact dump more money and more effort to try to win. We may be at the point where they simply cut their losses.


14 posted on 05/14/2012 11:18:02 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: sgtyork

I’d asked this earlier, is Walker only subject to one recall election per term, or can the RATS gin another or more up?


15 posted on 05/14/2012 11:18:29 AM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: txhurl

Only if he’s elected again in 2014.


16 posted on 05/14/2012 11:19:42 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: sgtyork

And the award for the ballsiest gall in the recall election:

Mike Tate, Dem Party of WI spokesperson, across the street from a Walker campaign stop today criticized Walker for being in campaign mode like a rock star and not fulfilling his duties for the State.

I loathe that man, but I hope he sticks around as head of the DPW for a LONG time.


17 posted on 05/14/2012 11:24:10 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: txhurl

They only get swing per term.


18 posted on 05/14/2012 11:32:24 AM PDT by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: Tau Food
To me, Scott Walker is a real-life hero. My family has been on the other side of unions, and it's an experience like no other. I remember my own father being accompanied by sheriff's deputies carrying automatic weapons just to get him into his office during a union demonstration. Labor bosses have enough money and legal horsepower to do just about anything and get away with it.

Good for you, Governor Scott! America needs more men like you.

19 posted on 05/14/2012 11:34:38 AM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Walker is up by 9 among all voters but only up three among independents. Isn’t WI a blue state? I don’t get it.


20 posted on 05/14/2012 11:39:11 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Great news!


21 posted on 05/14/2012 11:44:32 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 ¶ Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: txhurl
Any elected position in Wisconsin is subject to just one recall per term per the state constitution.

I think the second and third benches of the Wisconsin democrat party ... whoever they may be ... are rooting for a Walker win, so that they will not have to face an incumbant Gov. Barrett in 2014.

22 posted on 05/14/2012 11:46:21 AM PDT by bsdsan
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To: MNlurker

HAAAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.... this is just too sweet. This recall IMHO is backfiring big time. The unionista had such good news coverage during the “occupy our beautiful capital building” last year, disgusting police did NOT make those squatters leave or clean up after themselves. Cost us millions for that mess. 14 Dem senators fled to Illinois during open senate session. Didn’t go over well.

The wind was totally taken out of their sails when last week, 626,000 GOP turned out to vote FOR Walker in a meaningless primary for Walker against a fake GOP primary rival. There was NO reason for this many people to show up to vote last week, but we could not WAIT to vote for him to show our support and we’ll do it again June 5.

Everyone from total strangers and even relatives that normally do NOT talk politics here in WI are bringing up this Walker recall. We are all hacked off for the waste of money and time. Unions can go pound sand. NO one has one ounce of sympathy for them, as every one sees now how the SEIU and the Teacher’s Unions WEAC have been taking us taxpayers for a ride. And the final straw for the labor unions here in WI was when the Dems stopped a mine from being allowed to open in Northern Wisconsin for thousands of new jobs.

So....... just TOO sweet. Do NOT let up, folks - here in Wisconsin - get out the vote, get your 5 extra pro Walker neighbors / relatives to the polls on June 5. We’ll show them what this state is made of.

Just too funny to see the Dems spinning like this.


23 posted on 05/14/2012 11:46:41 AM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (If we don't help make a change, then who will? It starts with us.)
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To: Maine Mariner

You are a president of a local for a private company? If so would you mind adding some commentary about if we will see a split between unions for government employees and unions for private company employees?

I can’t fathom why anyone who works for a private company especially in heavy industry, mining, and manufacturing would ever support the party that is dedicated to wiping out our industrial base. Please help me understand.


24 posted on 05/14/2012 12:00:00 PM PDT by FreedomNotSafety
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To: sgtyork; MNlurker

The rats will have abandoned WI by then. This is great, great, great - although knocking on wood.

President Walker. He’s the guy who can hold Romney’s feet to the fire NOW instead of Mittens having to face a primary in 2016. And then still Primary Romney!

I’m getting overly excited here....


25 posted on 05/14/2012 12:06:22 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: July4

26 posted on 05/14/2012 12:09:56 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: cotton1706

June will be brutal for Obama.

1) Walker wins
2) Obamacare struck down by Supremes
3) Arizona HB 1070 immigration bill upheld by Supremes
4) No improvement in the economy

Let’s not forget that voter ID was upheld by the 9th Circuit already in Arizona. Time will not be bracious to this Marxist socialist lying cheating slob.

I’m sure there will be more, but put a fork in it Obama is cooked. As long as our side shows up to vote he will lose by 65/35. ‘FRaid so!


27 posted on 05/14/2012 12:13:42 PM PDT by GilGil
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To: cotton1706

Union: An extinct labor extortion racket that existed in the United States from the 1930’s until 2012. They ceased to exist after committing all of their resources to a failed attempt to remove Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker from office.
After that election officials in virtually every other state moved quickly to scale back their power and influence.


28 posted on 05/14/2012 12:18:16 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: tacticalogic

Obama is going to expect and demand that the DNC throw everyone else under the bus if that’s what it takes to get him re-elected.


Very good point. Obama will continue to show his true colors.

Me, me, me, me...............................................................................................................................


29 posted on 05/14/2012 12:23:02 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: txhurl

They only get swing per term.


30 posted on 05/14/2012 12:24:59 PM PDT by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Sure hope that is the case. I know some labor union friends of mine are SOOOOOOO over Obama and are VERY PRO-Walker. These are retired, but very loyal labor union fellows.

They admit the union bosses are begging them for money and even they are telling the union bosses to forgetaboutit.


31 posted on 05/14/2012 12:28:09 PM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (If we don't help make a change, then who will? It starts with us.)
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To: GilGil

From your lips to God’s ear.


32 posted on 05/14/2012 12:31:50 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

Great FReeper-on-the-ground report. Keep updating us. Thank you.


33 posted on 05/14/2012 12:33:46 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: twister881

Or Obama is distancing himself from a losing cause and still hopes to win WI in November.


34 posted on 05/14/2012 12:33:46 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Walker is up by 9 among all voters but only up three among independents. Isn’t WI a blue state? I don’t get it.

Having thunk on it for a while I guess it does make sense. Walker up a ton among Pubs. Up 3 among indys, Down less than a ton among rats. Average is +9.

Woo-hoo!

35 posted on 05/14/2012 12:41:17 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Maybe the “WI Dims” should ask the unions/Communist Party USA for some bucks to finance their “recall” fiasco. Go Gov. Walker!!!!!!!


36 posted on 05/14/2012 12:42:49 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: kabar
We need to send money to Walker....the unions will fund the rats...they are tryng to suppress the GOP vote.... Thinking they have given up...
37 posted on 05/14/2012 12:43:23 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

WI Dims = “”Fast and Furious” is a way of life up here”. Idiots


38 posted on 05/14/2012 12:46:30 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: eyedigress

Where will all the WI Union parasites and their money go when the host finally expels them?


39 posted on 05/14/2012 12:51:48 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Big lol here!!! The honchos of the trough feeder unions are having conniption fits. The actual union members who no longer have to pay exorbitant union dues....many are voting for Gov Walker


40 posted on 05/14/2012 12:52:38 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: txhurl

Illinoise


41 posted on 05/14/2012 12:54:04 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: JediJones

Mrs. Walker agrees.


42 posted on 05/14/2012 12:58:42 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I’m hoping for a Walker landslide to see Ed Schultz’ head explode.


43 posted on 05/14/2012 1:29:07 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

One way this poll makes sense is if Walker is capturing a larger share of Dems than his opponent’s share of republicans. That sounds plausible to me. Alternatively the pollster oversampled Republicans—but maybe they’re actually more motivated so that’s okay too.
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Response To: Walker is up by 9 among all voters but only up three among independents. Isn’t WI a blue state? I don’t get it.


44 posted on 05/14/2012 1:33:31 PM PDT by MillardFillmore
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To: txhurl

If in fact Walker does win, and by a large margin, I think it would be great if he came back and promulgated a Right to Work bill! Imagine the howls then!


45 posted on 05/14/2012 1:39:58 PM PDT by donozark (I survived the Battle of Kimchi Ridge. The gas! The GAS! It was horrible!)
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To: ZULU

Speaking of the money trail, I was very confused about how much money was spent last year in Wisconsin state Senate recall elections.

I heard that the liberal side spent $36 million in recall elections against Republican state Senators. They won two of those elections, but Republicans still controlled the state Senate after those recalls.

Why spend so much money on a handful of state Senate seats in one state, when there are so many other election battles to be fought? I never understood that.

Could it be that, the Democrats don’t want to pour any more money into Wisconsin? Dems. don’t have unlimited resources. They have to pick and choose where the money goes.


46 posted on 05/14/2012 1:56:16 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: donozark

Ya gotta strike while the iron is hot... I really do see a President in the making.


47 posted on 05/14/2012 2:01:54 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...

Wisconsin Walker up 9 in latest poll ping

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


48 posted on 05/14/2012 2:58:25 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I shoot at an outdoor range west of Racine. The route I take is sort of a “triangle” route from Illinois to Racine, due west to the range, then southwest and south back into Illinois. As a result, I go through several towns and past quite a few properties.

Last year, and this spring, there were an abundance of “Recall Walker” signs on people’s front lawns. This spring, the sign balance appeared to be about 50/50, maybe leaning towards the recall.

Last week, there were plenty of “Stand With Walker” signs to be seen...and all of ONE “Recall” sign the whole trip!

I’m optimistic....


49 posted on 05/14/2012 3:54:37 PM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Going by yard signs, Walker should crush Barrett. I’ve seen a lot for Walker, but I haven’t seen nary any signs at all for Barrett. The election’s still three weeks away.


50 posted on 05/14/2012 3:59:49 PM PDT by driftless2
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