Skip to comments.Despite Scott Walker’s Win, Obama Outpolls Romney In Wisconsin [It Is Still A Blue State]
Posted on 06/05/2012 10:39:24 PM PDT by Steelfish
Despite Scott Walkers Win, Obama Outpolls Romney In Wisconsin Aaron Blake 06/05/2012
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is on his way to victory in the states recall election tonight, but looking forward to the fall, the Obama campaign may have something positive to glean from the results. While the totals have Walker ahead significantly, exit polls suggest he did it with a healthy dose of support from voters who are leaning toward President Obama in the fall.
In fact, exit polls show Walker winning 17 percent of Obama supporters much higher than Democrat Tom Barretts 6 percent of Mitt Romney supporters. Overall, the electorate that turned out today is backing Obama by a significant margin: 52 percent to 43 percent.
Now, all of this comes with a giant caveat; the exit polls initially were pretty far off, showing a close race between Walker and Barrett. Thus, Republicans are casting doubt that they mean much of anything at all. Everyone should think twice about using tonights Wisconsin exit polling in any fashion, tweeted Kirsten Kukowski, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee.
The numbers could indeed change further, but even as the exit polls have adjusted to reflect Walkers win, Obamas lead has stayed largely the same.
And if they are even close to accurate, Obama would have won the race with the electorate that turned out today.
Republicans have argued that Wisconsin will be a toss-up in the fall and the Obama campaign notably agreed with them this week, putting the race on its list of toss-ups. For now, though, it might be hard to cast Walkers win as a big sign of GOP momentum in the presidential election.
Just who are the voters who opted to keep a Republican governor, but would also return Obama ....
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They’re basing this on the same exit polls that predicted 50/50??? Riiiight.....
Dream on morons.
Blake sounds like another commie lib trying to think positive thoughts. Good luck champ!
My fancy new front-loading steam washer doesn’t spin anywhere close to as fast as the leftist media!
I’m sure Democrats were equally confident that Wisconsin voters would choose Russ Feingold over Ron Johnson in 2010 just like they were confident that Barret would defeat Walker in this recall election. but they were wrong both times. If their confidence isn’t shaken, it’s because they’re too stupid to read the writing on the wall.
"Theyre basing this on the same exit polls that predicted 50/50??? Riiiight....."
And if Obama was supposedly so beloved there, he would have gone out to WI.
Enough spin to make BOR jealous.
That’s a mere 1200 rpm or so.
So sayeth the uber lib Washington Post.
Suck it, libs. Your boy king is going down hard in November, and he's gonna take a boatload of his fellow travelers with him.
Baghdad Bob Axelrod would like this to be the takeaway, but the facts are that Walker just destroyed the liberals and Romney will LIKELY win Wisconsin in November.
It is GOOD to be a Republican tonight!!
Maybe Obama’s advisors managed to get Barack to understand that wherever he goes to stump for a local cause it’s the kiss of death, so why bother.
It’s the angular momentum that rulz.
And the spin is on.....
kilogram-meter-radians per second, or some such
Careful Blake, you’ll need to see a chiropractor with that spin.
Chalk this Obama nonsense up to the “Bradley-Wilder effect”.
Walker and the rest of the recall targets all won in a freaking landslide, and Wisconsin is now a red state.
Who on earth would have (a) bothered to turn out for this election and (b) voted for Scott Walker and yet (c) believes in Obama?
Why should we believe these polls when the polls were saying this was going to be close with Walker?
The 50/50 exit polling was a “sampling” error; however, the Obama leading Romney part was okay. Got it.
I suspect a tactical "lie".
Romney will likely win 40+ states in November. Obama is about as popular as herpes.
A lot of the Walker win was based on the fact that folks thought the recall tactic was B.S., and should only be used to recall elected officials who did something wrong.
While I’m sure some of the support was ideological, it would be unwise to place too much stock in this particular vote as a national bellwether for Obama’s re-election.
The left do this every time.
No one in this state has paid any attention to the presidential race or the US Senate race.
If Ryan is the VP nominee, Wisconsin goes for Romney/Ryan. The real problem is that the rank and file GOP voter in Wisconsin isn’t all that excited about Romney. Imagine that.
This is from the Washington Post. It probably means nothing at all.
This asshat needs to take a look at what happened in “Blue California” this evening. San Diego and San Jose overwhelmingly approved serious measures to take away PE Union pensions. And they said that Scott Walker was “local.”
“Despite Scott Walkers Win, Obama Outpolls Romney In Wisconsin”
The people that voted against the big union bosses are going to vote for the president who has the head of the most corrupt union (SEIU) at the white house at least once a week!
Dream on fools!
Zer0 wetted his undies. Obama threw Barrett under the bus.
Coward ‘n’ Chief hiding in the closet.
The journalist who wrote this trash cried himself to sleep tonight. Pillow soaked through with tears. I ain’t lying.
And this is reliable information because everyone knows that exit poll participants never lie or try to spin the poll.
Aaron Blake is doing what is known as “polishing the turd he was handed”.
Yep, exactly. The exit polling probably .. if done at all .. was conducted sometime around noon, after the welfare parasites get up, eat their foodstamp-financed breakfast, and stumble down to the polls to cast a vote for Barrett after getting their promised pack of Kools and Popeye`s coupons.
But then.. the voting demographic changed drastically after the end of the workday. It was time for the productive class to have their say.
So, had this “exit poll” been conducted at 6:30 p.m., they`d have gotten a markedly different result.
So true. Greta Van Susteran point that out last night. So, Obama..who essentially let the dems in WI drown in June.. is going to come back begging for their support for November? Other than the blacks, it seems to me WI`s dems would be looking at Obama rather warily.
Add to this, the unions spent huge amounds of resources for this failure yesterday. With high numbers of public union members dropping from the rolls, the thugs are going to be wanting for $$$ that otherwise would be spent on pro-Obama propaganda.
It is very telling that Obama did not come to the state, especially when he was next door doing multiple campaign parties. In Nov, the local dems will be so happy for him to show up asking for their vote.
The point is, a strong GOP local support system is now in place. They believe they can turn the state for Romney in Nov and the Romney campaign believes it, so they will spend time and money in Wisconsin. There will be an overflow effect, either result will be a positive. Either Obama will have to spend money and campaign in a state that was “in the democrat column” but no longer is, or better yet the GOP actually wins the state, a net 20 electoral vote gain. (i.e., 10 ev out of democrat column, 10 ev up for GOP)
And, those exit polls are so accurate!
“A lot of the Walker win was based on the fact that folks thought the recall tactic was B.S., and should only be used to recall elected officials who did something wrong.”
I’d like to think voters are that principled; being from NJ I find that hard to believe. Since they voted for Obama in 2008, I’d imagine WI voters have the same “gimme gimme gimme” habit of voting with their wallets (which is fine by me; at least they understand “freebies” have a real cost to them).
(Well, this releases conservatives in WI from having to vote for Romney...Romney will lose, anyway)
We are told "all the time" NOT to vote for third-party candidates 'cause they "will lose, anyway."
This pragmatic utilitarianism cuts BOTH ways.
Those who don this pragmatic utilitarian lecturn need to apply it to Romney in Obama states:
* Romney will lose Wisconsin, the Left Coast (WA, OR, CA), NY, NJ, Maryland, CT, and is even behind in MA. [This is NOT a complete list of Obama states]
Therefore, there is NO good practical reason to vote for a pro-abort, big-govt socialist healthcare pioneer like Romney. The "anti-Obama" vote as a reason just doesn't work in states where Obama will win, anyway.
“The real problem is that the rank and file GOP voter in Wisconsin isnt all that excited about Romney. Imagine that.”
It will also be interesting to see the college age vote analysis for the recall election. Graduation was over so the college kids were home and difficult to organize. The youth vote may not have turned out in this recall election. In November, school will be in session and the organizers will be out in force driving them to the polls. The question is will they vote for the ideology of their professors again or will they look at their future prospects and vote against the incumbent?
“I just voted for who the voices in my head told me to vote for.”
Of course I won't do anything like this - just funning.
A simple ‘confidential’ will likely be what I would say - if I get “exit-polled”.
Then I would look over my sunglasses (to be worn ESPECIALLY if it is already dark) and ask the pollster if they had seen my driver.
I'm not really fond of exit polling.
Not in November!
I don’t get it. There was record turnout and Walker won by a large margin. Why would these same people who turned out in record numbers to vote for Walker and decide to keep the recalled senators vote for Obama. It just doesn’t jive. Unless those same exit polls that had the race at 50-50 are wrong again.
I really don't know much about unions - what does it mean that Walker was “local”.
Any conservative COULD win -- but not Romney.