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54% in Wisconsin Oppose Recall of GOP Governor Walker
Rasmussen Reports ^ | 02/29/2012

Posted on 02/29/2012 12:01:37 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Most Wisconsin voters approve of the job embattled Governor Scott Walker is doing and oppose the effort to recall him from office before the next election.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that 52% of Likely Wisconsin Voters at least somewhat approve of Walker’s job performance to date, while 46% at least somewhat disapprove. These findings include 40% who Strongly Approve of how the Republican governor is doing and just as many (40%) who Strongly Disapprove. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 500 Likely Voters in Wisconsin was conducted on February 27, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: recall; scottwalker; wisconsin

1 posted on 02/29/2012 12:01:43 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

(40%) who Strongly Disapprove

I didn’t know union membership in WI was that high.


2 posted on 02/29/2012 12:04:05 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: SeekAndFind
Bwahahahahahaha!

More wasted Union money. I love it!

3 posted on 02/29/2012 12:04:09 PM PST by Obadiah (Why do they put Braille dots on the keypad of the drive-up ATMs?)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m not surprised by these numbers. Other than union militants and liberal Democrats, I can’t see why anyone would be upset with the job Walker has done, especially when all the negative things that the union propagandists said were going to happen didn’t. There were no mass layoff of public employees that would have occurred without Walker’s plan and local governments and school districts have avoided raising taxes. Like with the Wisconsin Supreme Court justice’s election, the unions spent millions for nothing and will just have that much less to give for Obama’s campaign.


4 posted on 02/29/2012 12:09:00 PM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: KansasGirl
Let me tell you from local experience, the teachers her are MILITANT to the point of irrationality. And the major state media has indulged them causing them to become even more irrational.

The 54% have had this garbage shoved in our face for over a year. I predict there will be a backlash at the polls when this election is ultimately held. Those who support Walker have been forced to remain quiet, but the frustration level will burst at the polls and Walker will be reeclected by a comfortable margin.

Democrats will then seek to exploit some other imagined offense to start the cycle all over again. We have seen this play before, only Bush was the main character and AlGore was the was the poor injured party in the 2000 election. We all know how that turned out. Bush was reelected in 2004 despite the daily, non-stop, shrill caterwauling.

5 posted on 02/29/2012 12:09:50 PM PST by Obadiah (Why do they put Braille dots on the keypad of the drive-up ATMs?)
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To: KansasGirl

They are unhinged in this state. They are the haves and they want more and no one has the right to deny them anything.


6 posted on 02/29/2012 12:10:02 PM PST by securityman
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To: KansasGirl

“I didn’t know union membership in WI was that high.”

It’s not only the labor boys and girls who are pi$$ed at Walker. Every non-labor affiliated lefty in the state holds a grudge as well.


7 posted on 02/29/2012 12:12:19 PM PST by MplsSteve (Amy Klobuchar is no moderate. She's Al Franken with a nicer smile.)
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To: KansasGirl

Wisconsin had lot of heavy industry at one time. So union labor was ubiquitous. Especially in areas adjacent to Chicago area such as Rockford, Milwaukee. I am not sure how much of that heavy industrial base has been lost since I retired in 1998. When I started my jobs in Chicago industrial complex, there was a huge number of large industrial plants present. Slowly, they moved to southern states to get away from unions. All those empty manufacturing plants & buildings in Chicago were so depressing. My own company was non-union for many years and did very well. Then union came in, and that started the downward trend with eventual bankruptcy and shuttering of the manufacturing plant.


8 posted on 02/29/2012 12:19:01 PM PST by entropy12 (Islam is intolerant of every other religion. Most tolerant religion? The oldest one.)
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To: Jean S; afraidfortherepublic; Diana in Wisconsin; TheConservativeParty

Is this poll about accurate, I so hope and pray?

If it is, Praise God and the good work of your wonderful Governor and you all.


9 posted on 02/29/2012 12:22:48 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: All

ONLY 54%?

Ridiculous.

WTF is wrong with this country? Did I miss a downwardly spiraling decade or two, somewhere?


10 posted on 02/29/2012 12:26:52 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Obadiah

Militant teachers; the very reasons they were hired. /s

I’ve seen my fill of them on TV down here in the deep South. Not a care in the world about the children they’re supposed to teach. Just give ‘em their benefits. Man what a disasterous looking bunch. More than a couple of the female teachers I spotted, looked like they better belonged in Farakhan’s Million Man March.


11 posted on 02/29/2012 12:31:15 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: SeekAndFind
It seems that the vote will turn on voter turnout. The unions will pull out all the stops, to get every one of their supporters to the polls (whether or not they're alive). Is the pro-Walker camp motivated enough to get out the vote?
12 posted on 02/29/2012 12:33:35 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: SeekAndFind

The 56% are moderate, average sorts who usually vote. The 40% are militant rats who always vote. The 16% differential could mean nothing if any significant numbers of the 56% are too tired or too busy to vote.


13 posted on 02/29/2012 12:48:55 PM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is great news for our conservative neighbors in Wisconsin. Walker is succeeding with his agenda despite maniacal Unionista/Democrat chaos and a reprehensible, ongoing media (primarily the Journal Sentinel) bias.


14 posted on 02/29/2012 1:14:34 PM PST by MinnyMan1
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To: The Great RJ
Wisconsin has had a problem getting good folks to run for office ever since they came up with this recall bull-ony.

Normally only madmen take those jobs up there.

15 posted on 02/29/2012 1:25:10 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Obadiah
Let me tell you from local experience, the teachers here are MILITANT to the point of irrationality.

Absolutely true. I remember going to a meeting at my daughter's HS at the height of last year's frenzy, and it was like we were going to be treated to a Jonestown reenactment at any moment.

16 posted on 02/29/2012 1:29:02 PM PST by PacesPaines
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To: SeekAndFind

Within the margin of vote cheating I’d say


17 posted on 02/29/2012 1:58:21 PM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: SeekAndFind

translation: something north of 40% of the population is prepared to vote for Socialism no matter what.


18 posted on 02/29/2012 2:08:27 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind
We need to encourage the unions to go for broke.....spend it all...spend millions upon millions of dollars in the failed effort to recall the Gov...

At some point they become a joke...to even themselves

19 posted on 02/29/2012 2:27:47 PM PST by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: Popman

Wisconsin law exempts the Walker campaign from normal spending limits. The opposition on the other hand does so they will not be able to spend it all!


20 posted on 02/29/2012 2:42:14 PM PST by madameguinot (Our Father's God to Thee, Author of Liberty)
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To: SeekAndFind

Let’s hope they never get their hands on a nuke.


21 posted on 02/29/2012 2:45:34 PM PST by Leep (Dueling tag lines=don't worry,you'll be a vegetable guy soon<>It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: SeekAndFind; Diana in Wisconsin; Jean S

Scott Walker received only 1,128,159 votes when elected. It seems that his support has gone up!

Something is wrong with the system, when it takes only a fraction of the losing side to generate a recall election that is costing the taxpayers millions of dollars.


22 posted on 02/29/2012 2:48:31 PM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: SeekAndFind
If there's truth in this poll (always a big "if"), it can only bode well for the results once the left has chosen their whackjob champion as the face of the recall.

The current most likely opponent:

Kathleen Falk, County Executive of Insane Dane County.

23 posted on 02/29/2012 3:21:33 PM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Obadiah

Nothing to celebrate here. The fact that Walker is disapproved of by 46% should make you sick. The barbarians are winning. Bob


24 posted on 02/29/2012 4:07:01 PM PST by alstewartfan ( 27 of 36 Romney judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: Obadiah

Plus, union money is taxpayer money, wasted. Bob


25 posted on 02/29/2012 4:08:55 PM PST by alstewartfan ( 27 of 36 Romney judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I’ll go further: If Obama forces *killed* dozens in Pa. who were demonstrating at a Tea Party rally, and arrested hundreds more, the percentage in Wisconsin who would still vote for Obama would drop by only several percentage points. Most of the socialists have become pure human garbage, mindless drones.


26 posted on 02/29/2012 4:25:27 PM PST by alstewartfan ( 27 of 36 Romney judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: EyeGuy

Did I miss a downwardly spiraling decade or two, somewhere?

Yes, the 90s and Bill Clinton.


27 posted on 02/29/2012 5:32:09 PM PST by Buck-I-Guy
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To: EyeGuy

Did I miss a downwardly spiraling decade or two, somewhere?

Yes, the 90s and Bill Clinton.


28 posted on 02/29/2012 5:32:34 PM PST by Buck-I-Guy
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To: Hunton Peck
Falk looks similar to KloppenTurd who ran against David Prosser for WI state supreme court judge, and had the rug pulled out from her when Waukesha County submitted the correct tally of votes.

I hope that WI GOP & Walker just pound Falk with the slogan of "Bought & Paid for by Union Thugs"

I gotta get me a "Go Walker" baseball cap, for when I go back to my hometown of Menomonie, WI, just to piss off the local nitwit teachers & UW-Stout idiot faculty & morons.

29 posted on 02/29/2012 5:43:51 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: SeekAndFind; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; LdSentinal; ...

Political historians may recall the 1950 U.S. Senate race in Ohio. Unions went after incumbent Robert Taft with brass knuckles and threw money and manpower to spare to get him for allowing state to pass Right-to-Work laws. The effort backfired badly and Taft was reelected by greater than expected. I hope that history repeats itself.


30 posted on 02/29/2012 6:09:24 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Clintonfatigued; sickoflibs; Diana in Wisconsin

This is a must win if there ever was one.

Another comparison along with your 1950 taft, the rat effort to oust Jeb in 2002.


31 posted on 02/29/2012 6:29:21 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: onyx

I also predict a backlash against the recall commies.
I believe way more than 54 percent oppose this recall effort. Recalls are for gross misconduct not for those doing good works for the state of WI. We will have an awesome victory and the dems will continue to be crybabies.

I am in rural Dane County. I see very few recall yard signs when I drive around local towns and highways. Madison is predictably full of libtards displaying many bumperstickers, but in general I see very few other displays of recall support.


32 posted on 02/29/2012 6:40:45 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (Conservatism works every time its tried-Rush Hudson Limbaugh)
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To: SeekAndFind

Of course the will of the people means nothing to those who
want things their own way...even though their way nearly brought
that state to its knees!


33 posted on 02/29/2012 6:42:37 PM PST by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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To: KansasGirl

it’s not just union

there are simply a lot of liberal whites up north

Scandinavian stock...folks who rely on govt, less faith in God, want society to take care of their needs...just look how it is now where so many come from...whatever happened to Viking guts and masculinity

it’s cultural..largely why they went union in the first place

I was just in Michigan..it’s a different world than what I am used to culturally

I can understand why northern freepers are so ragged and paranoid abou the left...what they deal with daily

Wisconsin went 54% for Obama via white vote

Kansas went 40% for Obama via white vote

Utah and Tennessee went around 65% via white vote

Mississippi and Alabama went around 89% via white vote

It’s culture and dealing with clear and present threat daily versus the Cosby show..southerners knew exactly what Obama would foster because they already had a taste for years in Memphis and Atlanta

and even more than that...I have lived 54 years and still unsure why Yankees are more socially progressive..they just are and always have been


34 posted on 02/29/2012 7:07:51 PM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: KansasGirl

>> I didn’t know union membership in WI was that high.

Democrats are generally of a single mind, not transcending very far beyond the “good of the group” mentality. It makes for a tenacious political movement.


35 posted on 02/29/2012 10:25:03 PM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: rcrngroup

Make that cap say “I Stand With Walker” or “Walker Walker”. “Go Walker” is too easily misinterpreted. Another slogan seen around here is “Wisconsin in Openf for Business”


36 posted on 02/29/2012 11:06:12 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: entropy12

I grew up in the south but worked in Rockford in the mid to late 80s. It’s in Illinois, not Wisconsin, but you knew that.

Even at that time most of the union jobs were gone. I was a white collar engineer working at Sundstrand Corp (now Hamilton Sundstrand) which was really the only going concern in town. Everything else had shut down because it had been serving the auto industry which had gotten hammered in the 80s.

Sundstrand was an aerospace company but was unionized by the UAW. Go figure. Had to deal with the union assh*les.

At that time, there was a downturn in the normally cyclical aerospace industry. When the contract was up, the union still went out on strike demanding a 10% pay increase.

The company took a skeleton crew of non-union engineers (not me - wrong specialty) and kept the assembly line running. No only running, but the skeleton crew of engineers actually cleared the backlog that the lazy union workers had created so they could get overtime.

The company realized that they could keep product coming out the door indefinitely. Eventually, the union had to come back to work w/o a contract. (cue Nelson Muntz - ha ha)

Not sure what happened after that because I’d had enough and left. This insider experience taught me everything I ever needed to know about unions.


37 posted on 03/01/2012 5:44:43 AM PST by Locomotive Breath
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To: Clintonfatigued; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; RygelXVI; LS

The 1950 race against State Auditor Joseph Ferguson wasn’t even close (58-42%). It was 1944 when Taft almost lost in a nailbiter to William G. Pickrel (50.3-49.7%), a former Lt Governor (that, of course, would’ve been a huge feather in the cap of FDR). Gov. Dewey of NY won the state for President with about the exact same margin as Taft’s, 50.2-49.8%. Almost no ticket-splitting there.


38 posted on 03/01/2012 5:54:21 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: Locomotive Breath

Thank you for that report. Unions are not the only party to blame. Many management teams are/were just inept. However it is true beyond any shadow of doubt that unions are like a parasite who does not stop until the host is dead. And then the parasite also dies but is too stupid to know when to stop.

I am most fearful of the SEIU union since they are feeding at the public trough and government does not have to worry about profit. All government unions should be outlawed. They have no competition and therefore it is an issue of unrestricted monopoly.


39 posted on 03/01/2012 7:39:13 AM PST by entropy12 (Islam is intolerant of every other religion. Most tolerant religion? The oldest one.)
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To: entropy12

“The company took a skeleton crew of non-union engineers (not me - wrong specialty) and kept the assembly line running. No only running, but the skeleton crew of engineers actually cleared the backlog that the lazy union workers had created so they could get overtime.”

It’s amazing what you can do as a business when you pare away the chaff.

I’ve seen it myself. About 80 percent of the actual work gets done by 20 percent of the staff.


40 posted on 03/01/2012 8:12:58 AM PST by LeopoldvonRanke
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To: entropy12

Agree completely.


42 posted on 03/01/2012 12:53:00 PM PST by Locomotive Breath
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To: fieldmarshaldj

There still ain’t that much ticket splitting in Ohio compared to other states.

Seems like the state elections are usually a sweep or near-sweep of the statewide offices. In 2006 I think we only held the Auditorship.


43 posted on 03/05/2012 2:47:28 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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