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Whatever Walker's Fate, Obama Leads Romney in Wisconsin
ABC News ^ | 60/5/12 | Gary Langer

Posted on 06/05/2012 6:25:43 PM PDT by presidio9

Whatever Scott Walker's fate, Barack Obama may drag some bragging rights out of the Wisconsin governor's recall election: Voters in preliminary exit poll results today say they favor Obama over Mitt Romney in November's presidential election by a slight 6-point margin (51-45 percent).

These results are preliminary so it remains to be seen if that result will hold in final exit poll results later tonight. If so, it might provide Obama forces with pushback should Walker, the incumbent Republican, prevail in the recall election against Democratic candidate Tom Barrett, the mayor of Milwaukee.

Barrett lost to Walker when the two faced off in 2010. One possible boost for Barrett this year comes from union voters: Nearly a third of voters in preliminary exit poll results say they're from union households, up from 26 percent two years ago. And slightly more than half say they have a favorable impression of public employee unions; restrictions on such unions that were backed by Walker led to the recall.

But voters in these preliminary results divide almost exactly evenly on Walker's handling of those unions, with high levels of strong sentiment on both sides.

The division between Democrats and Republicans is much like it was in 2010, with both their numbers slightly down, and an apparent increase in turnout by independents in these preliminary results. Partisan divisions are very similar to their levels two years ago - but with an apparent rise in opposition to the Tea Party political movement, expresed by 31 percent in 2010, vs. 36 percent in these preliminary resuts.

Another result, at the same time, holds some promise for Walker: Wisconsin voters are more apt to say government "is doing too many things better left to businesses and individuals" than to

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2012election; clowncarmedia; election2012; kenyanbornmuzzie; milwaukee; mittromney; scottwalker; tombarrett; wisconsin
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1 posted on 06/05/2012 6:25:49 PM PDT by presidio9
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To: presidio9

However much Obama leads Romney by, the election’s not for five months.


2 posted on 06/05/2012 6:26:48 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: presidio9

This is what we call a “silver lining”....


3 posted on 06/05/2012 6:27:15 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Jimmy Carter's incompetence + Richard Nixon's paranoia = Barack Obama)
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To: presidio9

I just don’t see how a walker voter is also an obama voter...


4 posted on 06/05/2012 6:27:15 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: presidio9

Yes, the Drive By’s have to try to do a buzz kill.


5 posted on 06/05/2012 6:27:21 PM PDT by Lysandru
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To: presidio9

Yes, the Drive By’s have to try to do a buzz kill.


6 posted on 06/05/2012 6:27:40 PM PDT by Lysandru
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To: presidio9

BARRETT 45%
WALKER 54%
[2% IN]

Drudge


7 posted on 06/05/2012 6:27:40 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Criminaliens or Crimigrants...0bamao's people?)
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To: presidio9

The election tonight will be a game changer. This article is dead. Irrelevant. People change. Tomorrow, they’ll be burning their Obama posters. HE DIDN’T SHOW UP TO HELP THEM ELECT THEIR CANDIDATE, now did he.


8 posted on 06/05/2012 6:27:40 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: presidio9

The commie ‘RATS in search of some good news.


9 posted on 06/05/2012 6:27:49 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Free Stuff or Freedom! You Decide 2012.)
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To: presidio9

Yes, the Drive By’s have to try to do a buzz kill.


10 posted on 06/05/2012 6:27:59 PM PDT by Lysandru
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To: presidio9

The ‘Rats are already covering their butts for when Barrett gets his kicked


11 posted on 06/05/2012 6:29:11 PM PDT by therightliveswithus
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This means Obama will actually have to spend money in Wisconsin in addition to Ohio and VA..


12 posted on 06/05/2012 6:30:27 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: presidio9

here’s ABC trying to give bambi some cover


13 posted on 06/05/2012 6:31:13 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: presidio9

Wow talk about a convoluted headline


14 posted on 06/05/2012 6:32:16 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: presidio9

What an absolutely stupid premise for a headline.


15 posted on 06/05/2012 6:34:01 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: rovenstinez

That’s because Bambi knows a loser when he sees one. Or at least his handlers do, because he’s too dumb to know anything when he sees it.

Nonetheless, I think WI will probably go for Obama. I find Bambi wildly unattractive, but a lot of people think he’s cute.

And since the GOP decided that what they wanted was an Obama of a different color and different cult - but otherwise identical in his nanny-state, leftist, big government ideas - if it comes down to “cute” as opposed to totally leaden and unattractive (that would be Romney), “cute” is going to win.


16 posted on 06/05/2012 6:34:24 PM PDT by livius
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To: presidio9

Why post this article?


17 posted on 06/05/2012 6:35:24 PM PDT by ardara
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To: presidio9
Actually, this is good news. It shows there are enough Walker voters that are willing to let 0bama win another term out of spite towards Romney. That's principle! You vote for the conservative or you vote for the guy who will make America bleed enough to make them vote conservative four years later.
18 posted on 06/05/2012 6:35:59 PM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: presidio9

Earlier prediction favoring Obama but too close to call regarding Walker?


19 posted on 06/05/2012 6:36:11 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: YukonGreen

Not cool


21 posted on 06/05/2012 6:41:50 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: presidio9

You knew this was coming. Walker wins, Dems/Unions lose - but of course Obama is the real winner.

The media is so corrupt.


22 posted on 06/05/2012 6:41:50 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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23 posted on 06/05/2012 6:43:21 PM PDT by rottndog (Be Prepared.....for what's coming AFTER America.)
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To: Steely Tom

A key here is that exit polls do not include absentee votes. Eleven percent of the vote is estimated to be absentee.


24 posted on 06/05/2012 6:47:19 PM PDT by georgiarat (Obama, providing incompetence since Day One!!)
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To: ConservativeMind

“Actually, this is good news. It shows there are enough Walker voters that are willing to let 0bama win another term out of spite towards Romney. That’s principle! You vote for the conservative or you vote for the guy who will make America bleed enough to make them vote conservative four years later. “

Unfortunately they are still waiting for that conservative in Venezuela.


25 posted on 06/05/2012 6:48:04 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: presidio9

Don’t believe everything rachel maddow tells you.


26 posted on 06/05/2012 6:48:30 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: ConservativeMind
You vote for the conservative or you vote for the guy who will make America bleed enough to make them vote conservative four years later.

Enough with this idiotic premise. None of us has any idea what this country will look like a month from now, much less four years from now. For all we know, a President Obama doesn't survive his second term, and a President Biden gets a sympathy re-election.

You play to win the game.

27 posted on 06/05/2012 6:49:17 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: presidio9

Walker offered reform to union benefits that are breaking the State’s back.

What is Romney offering beyond Romneycare and wealth redistribution through “taxing the rich” since he aced the nomination? That is Obama’s agenda. Can’t wait ‘til next week when Myth comes out for Obama’s global warming carbon agenda. Myth is very heady.


28 posted on 06/05/2012 6:58:47 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks presidio9.
Nearly a third of voters in preliminary exit poll results say they're from union households, up from 26 percent two years ago. And slightly more than half say they have a favorable impression of public employee unions; restrictions on such unions that were backed by Walker led to the recall. But voters in these preliminary results divide almost exactly evenly on Walker's handling of those unions, with high levels of strong sentiment on both sides.
By November, unionized campaigners (wildcats / renegades) will make the case that Zero's demolition of the US economy resulted in voter backlash against the DNC's sweetheart unions in the public sector.


29 posted on 06/05/2012 6:59:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: presidio9

Awwww isn’t that sweet? See how the ABC sucks up to the black Jimmy Carter.


30 posted on 06/05/2012 7:03:14 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SunkenCiv
Minutes after the election was called, Ed's Schultz's lead-in to "The Ed Show" is... "Tonight the real winner in the Wisconsin recall election is: President Obama!"

I sh-t you not.

31 posted on 06/05/2012 7:03:46 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: newnhdad

The better question is, why is VA a swing state? Virginia, shouldn’t go blue, when was the last time (before 2008)that state went blue? Obviously, any candidate would spend money in a swing state.


32 posted on 06/05/2012 7:04:52 PM PDT by Indie12
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Now Ed is harping on how much Walker spent on the election...


33 posted on 06/05/2012 7:05:19 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: Indie12

It’s blue because all the lefties fleeing MD and DC for DC burbs.


34 posted on 06/05/2012 7:09:04 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: newnhdad

By what happened tonight I say add 15 points to Romney


35 posted on 06/05/2012 7:17:45 PM PDT by Rodm
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To: presidio9

Elections trump polls.

Walker won today.

Romney will win in November.


36 posted on 06/05/2012 7:41:28 PM PDT by WOSG (Anyone But Obama)
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To: presidio9

As I said elsewhere, all we need to do is compare the Walker 4-point margin in this exit poll to his final margin to know how much the exit poll was skewed left. Based on what I’m seeing from the counties that have most or all precincts in, Walker is running ahead of Prosser by 8-15 points. Thus the 4-point exit poll margin is skewed by 4-11 points. Which means the Obama exit poll “lead” is meaningless.


37 posted on 06/05/2012 7:44:56 PM PDT by Numbers Guy
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To: presidio9

This exit poll may be off a little - it said Walker by 4 and right now with 67% counted he is leading 58 to 42...bad polling people - pay more or forget the old system.


38 posted on 06/05/2012 7:58:24 PM PDT by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: presidio9

And I have this bridge to sell. Awesome location in NY, a can’t lose investment......


39 posted on 06/05/2012 8:00:25 PM PDT by Lakeshark (NbIttoalbl,cRwIdtaa)
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To: presidio9

Exit polls also showed a tie in the recall election, too. Somebody got fooled.


40 posted on 06/05/2012 8:01:40 PM PDT by SmithL (If you reward certain behavior, don't be surprised when you see more of that behavior)
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To: presidio9

Democrats will still be cleaning the crap out of their britches come November, and Romney will win.


41 posted on 06/05/2012 8:04:19 PM PDT by pallis
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To: ConservativeMind

“It shows there are enough Walker voters that are willing to let 0bama win another term out of spite towards Romney.”

What .. like USA hasnt BLED ENOUGH due to 4 years of Obama???

I’m sorry, but if the answer is 4 more years of Obama, it’s a real stupid premise / question.


42 posted on 06/05/2012 8:06:48 PM PDT by WOSG (Anyone But Obama)
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To: WOSG

Obama is going to get landslided.


43 posted on 06/05/2012 8:08:03 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: presidio9

Either the numbers are cooked, or Wisconsin voters really are idiots...


44 posted on 06/05/2012 8:14:56 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: presidio9

ABC needs to be compelled to file as a 527 political organization since they are so obvious in their blaring support of The Won.


45 posted on 06/05/2012 8:20:41 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: ardara

“Why post this article?”

I was thinking the same thing.


46 posted on 06/05/2012 8:29:03 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: SunkenCiv

That same section caught my eye as well. What they’re saying is that within union households union support is about 50-55%. Given that union membership in AFSCME has fallen by more than half tells you something. The spin is absurd.


47 posted on 06/05/2012 9:33:54 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: presidio9
Voters in preliminary exit poll results today say they favor Obama over Mitt Romney in November's presidential election by a slight 6-point margin (51-45 percent).

Let me see if I got this straight. Last year Obama won Wisconsin by a whopping 14 pt margin. Right now the media exit polls claim two things: Walker is tied with his opponent...and Obama is up by 6 against Romney among the same voters. But wait...the exit polls had it wrong about Walker to tune of a seven point shift...thus the take away is that Obama's HUGE Wisconsin advantage of 14 points from 2008 has plunged to a one point disadvantage...so what does this say about battle ground states???

48 posted on 06/05/2012 10:36:33 PM PDT by AndyTheBear
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To: presidio9

Sour grapes from ABC.


49 posted on 06/05/2012 11:13:27 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: presidio9

Boy that was some fast and furious spin by the Left. Was a poll of likely voters taken because those likely voters just reelected Walker.


50 posted on 06/05/2012 11:59:26 PM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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