Skip to comments.Poll: Scott Walker leads Democratic challenger
Posted on 01/27/2014 3:34:14 PM PST by mandaladon
In his hunt for reelection, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is leading his Democratic opponent Mary Burke, according to a new poll released Monday. The Marquette Law School poll has the Republican governor ahead 47 to 41 percent among registered voters. The same poll has 54 percent of respondents saying the state is heading in the right direction, compared to 40 percent who say it is not. With the election still nine months away, Burke will have to play catch up to familiarize voters with her stance on issues; 70 percent of respondents say they have not heard enough about her to hold an opinion of her. Walker was first elected to the governors mansion in Madison in 2010. He faced a contentious and expensive recall effort in 2012 that captured national attention, and was fueled in large part by anger over sweeping legislation he signed curbing the collective bargaining powers of public unions in the state. Walker won that election against Democratic rival Tom Barrett with 53 percent of the vote to Barretts 46 percent. The poll of 802 registered voters was conducted Jan. 20 to Jan. 23 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
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That’s a terrible number, considering he’s running against an unknown. I suspect she’s gonna give him a run for his money.
You don’t know how many letters, phone calls and e-mails I sent out in an effort to get my Reps to sponsor some sort of bill to do just that.
What these people fail to understand is that the Right to Vote should be treated as sacrosanct. The price paid for this right has been far too high for it to be cheapened for political expediency.
Clarification: going into the primaries and in the early ones.
70% of voters haven’t heard of Burke? When they do, Walker’s number will go even higher.
I suspect that's the brain dead drop dead democrat bullet voter. All they know is she's a D. That's all they want to know. Those who don't know enough to have a preference is a much more significant figure.
Democrats are criminals that need to be busted.
Just a guess but the challenger was a single mom at 19 years old, who worked two jobs going to Harvard Law School, became a pole dancer at a strip club, but then turned her life around after a spiritual experience with Slick Willy Clinton.
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Mine too. Absolutely!
It’s just registered voters and the swing is 3.5% he’s likely over 50 and she’s likely under 40 with likely voters. Registered voters might not have voted for decades.
Infiltrate them in Illinois and film the whole thing. What a great opportunity to jail Democrats and help Walker to victory.
Wisconsin is pretty much 50-50 R vs D. Walker being ahead by that margin means that he is getting the independents by his stellar, frugal government, which aligns with the right direction wrong direction numbers.
She’s the rich kid of a global bike manufacturer. She can be tarred as having sent Wisconsin jobs to China but, no, no pole dancing in the story (heh).
The only problem is that he’ll have to leave mid-term to run for President, and get called a quitter and a liar for it. Still, most people overlook talk like that.
Walker leads Burke
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“The Marquette Law School poll has the Republican governor ahead 47 to 41 percent among registered voters”
Not good. He’s below 50%. If undecided break 2 to 1 for the challenger in an anti-incumbent year, then he “wins” by 51-49, close enough to steal. If they breat 3 to 1, then its 50-50.
Democrats do not deserve the right to vote after thousands of cases of voter fraud through many elections. Someone ought to bring suit, requiring them to show why they are not a danger to our nation’s freedom. They’ve been dragging their opposition into courts for years. Turn about is fair play, and it’s all about “fairness”, you know.
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