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The Wisconsin Voter: Swing voters to watch in Wisconsin: those who approve of both Walker and Obama
The Milwaukee-Journal Sentinel ^ | 10/6/12 | Craig Gilbert

Posted on 10/06/2012 8:55:51 PM PDT by Be Careful

One intriguing surprise from last June’s recall election was the exit poll finding that one in six Scott Walker voters planned to vote for President Obama this November.

It wasn’t just a polling blip.

Surveys throughout the year have identified a small but steady fraction of Wisconsin voters who seemingly defy both the pessimism and polarization of the times in approving of two lightning-rod incumbents from opposing parties, Republican Gov. Walker and Democrat Obama.

Who are these voters? Could they be a key to the presidential contest here? Can Obama count on their votes? Can Mitt Romney peel them away?

Extensive, year-long polling by Marquette Law School provides some clues.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: agitprop; scottwalker; wisconsin

1 posted on 10/06/2012 8:55:54 PM PDT by Be Careful
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To: Be Careful

The newspaper liberals have manufactured a whole new group of voters, previously unseen and unheard from!

Sorry newspaper liberals. But there are no pro liberty small government Wisconsin voters who approve of the big government socialist racist president in Washington.

2 posted on 10/06/2012 9:11:56 PM PDT by o2bfree (All us minorities got us an Obamaphone!!!)
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To: Be Careful; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; ...

A new class of voter? Pro Walker and Pro Obama? Dementia setting in at the Milwaukee Urinal?

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

3 posted on 10/06/2012 9:23:15 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: Be Careful

Sounds like these type of voters are the low info types that essentially don’t believe the economy is bad, and thus re-elect all incumbents

Amazing how simple minded some people are — Obama’s policies are antithesis to Walker’s

4 posted on 10/06/2012 9:24:50 PM PDT by CountryClassSF
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To: CountryClassSF

How ‘bout they think it’s alright to mooch off taxpayers, but the government unions are not sharing the swag?

5 posted on 10/06/2012 9:31:56 PM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: SeekAndFind; LS; Perdogg; napscoordinator; God luvs America; nutmeg; SoFloFreeper; Ravi; ...

Poll ping. Sorta.

6 posted on 10/06/2012 9:39:38 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 elections.)
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To: Be Careful

Seriously? Pro-Obama and pro-Walker? That has to be a rare bird indeed.

Maybe .000001% of voters in Wisconsin?

7 posted on 10/06/2012 10:04:57 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Be Careful

I suspect these voters are comfortable with authority so they really see no difference between who runs the government as long as it runs. They’re not solid in their ideology which means they are pliable but not particularly sensible.

8 posted on 10/06/2012 10:23:49 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Be Careful

9 posted on 10/06/2012 10:29:44 PM PDT by GregoTX (Federalist)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I remember there were a few who didn’t really like Walker but also didn’t think the recall effort was appropriate, but I wouldn’t think it would be a huge number.

I do believe that if Romney can match Walker’s ground game in Wisconsin, he just might pull it off up there.

10 posted on 10/06/2012 11:19:19 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: Be Careful

There is something akin (no pun intended) to this here in MA.

Brown *HAS* to get at least some of the zer0 voters here to vote for him rather than the injun/non-lawyer, with it a given that this state is lost to zer0.

I was amused with his answer in our recent debate here as to which SCOTUS justice he most admires. He didn’t have one, but FIRST mentioned Scalia... mentioned 4 in total, with the last one being Sotomayer. (if he had said pre-Scotus-Solictor-General-Non-recuser kagen, i’d have become a Romney voter that abstained from the Senate race).

11 posted on 10/06/2012 11:26:55 PM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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The poll was taken back in June? Back in June, I was skeptical of Romney myself, then he added Ryan and my faith grew towards Romeny. Now, almost into mid October and after Romney wiped up the floor with Obama, plus NUMEROUS failures by the POS Odumbo and his band of merry robbers, there is no doubt whatsover that Romney IS, yes IS the right man to be our next President. But then, there IS Madistan and Milwaukee....Lot of dumb asses there. Walker did what was needed, Romeny will do the same. There is no doubt Odumbo needs to be gone! Hopefully those dumb asses will wake up before its too late.

12 posted on 10/07/2012 4:49:11 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Be Careful

Story is an example of MSJ staffers spending sleepless nights figuring out spin .

13 posted on 10/07/2012 7:31:50 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great para/p)
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To: Be Careful

I shoot at an outdoor range in SE Wisconsin, an off-the-beaten-path location that involves traveling secondary and county roads through a number of villages and smaller towns.

During the spring and summer, with the Walker recall initiative underway, there were plenty of yard signs supporting the recall, with fewer “Stand With Walker” signs (though the number grew with time).

I’ve seen a fair number of Romney-Ryan yard of a couple of weeks ago, I hadn’t seen a single Obama sign.

14 posted on 10/07/2012 8:07:30 AM 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: afraidfortherepublic

They live in a fantasyland of Kopps and Schlitz...

15 posted on 10/07/2012 8:16:57 AM PDT by Shady (Hey, King Bozo can't hide the truth anymore..)
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