Skip to comments.52% in Wisconsin Support Recall of Governor Walker (Rasmussen)
Posted on 04/03/2012 10:24:24 PM PDT by GR_Jr.
A majority of Wisconsin voters now support the effort to recall Republican Governor Scott Walker.
A new Rasmussen Reports statewide survey shows that, if the recall election was held today, 52% of Likely Voters would vote to recall Governor Walker and remove him from office. Forty-seven percent (47%) would vote against the recall and let him continue to serve as governor.
The survey of 500 Likely Voters in Wisconsin was conducted on March 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.
“The survey of 500 Likely Voters in Wisconsin was conducted on March 27”
Only 500? What happened to the Demrats? Usually they would go to the closest cemetery and list at least 2, 000 dead people.
Did Rasmussen only poll Milwaukee?
Presuming the survey was conducted properly, that 52% would be voting against their very own interests. Wisconsin’s economy has flourished under Governor Scott Walker’s common sense leadership.
Lets hope the GOP learned its lesson. Hold back reporting of vote totals from GOP strongholds until all the cities and lib areas are in.
....but then when people were told the truth and sobered up...(margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5)
Yes, I had thought people in Wisconsin were smarter than that. Maybe half the state works for the public school system. It is the largest employer in many states - hence the impossibility of any meaningful reform.
what percent of those they surveyed were democrat and what percent were repub? And, does that match the voter profile for the state?
Yep, we can’t have balanced budgets and a sound financial footing. Please take us back to the good old days of out of control debt.
How odd. I saw a poll on Fox today that showed an 82% job approval for Walker. I believe it was a question in an exit poll during today’s primary.
Bump to that lesson in combating dirty election tricks the Wisconsin GOP taught us in the Prosser, Kloppenburg race. And I would add that we should be holding out in even seemingly (D) strongholds, the count is probably closer in the cities then we are led to believe since an accurate count has probably yet to have occurred.
Until there is complete voter ID in every election and even after that, reporting results should be held from the press until the last minute allowed by law, after the polls close.
I know we all enjoy the election night instant horse-race like returns, but if the other side doesn't know how many votes to manufacture they will trip all over themselves guessing.
Its been proven effective, IMHO
“Maybe half the state works for the public school system.”
It’s all unions in general there - police, firemen, etc. And you can bet the unions will bus people in (just like they did with the State Building sit-ins and protests).
I pray Walker will emerge intact. If not, think what a message this sends to good people like him who keep their promises and would cut spending as he has - do the right thing, the necessary thing, and lose your job because of cheating thugs.
Apparently, the majority in WI wish to return to the thugary
way of life.
The Progressive way.
The police and firefighter unions were “spared” by Walker. Way to repay his generosity.
Five hundred polled?
You can get more people in any state in the union who’ve ridden on flying saucers.
Sorry, Wisconsin, we’ve heard it all before, again and again and again.
Next time, tell the poll takers to get off the UW campus, where the voters only accept Karl Marx and the would-be voters all look like Harpo Marx.
GOP primary. I would expect high poll numbers for Walker at the exits, but 82% may not be high enough if that is how he polls with the active GOP voters.
The fact that we are a few points away from losing every issue does not inspire confidence in the future of America.
First, I regard Rasmussen to be among the very best, most accurate and reliable pollsters so there is very little to argue here about methodology except the size of the sample of 500 which still puts it at plus or -4 1/2%.
Second, when the incumbent is under 50% it is a very ominous sign because the undecideds almost always break for the opposition and the incumbent loses.
Third, there is no opponent in this situation which means that there is only the ideal against which to compare the incumbent and that is a very difficult comparison to win.
Fourth, I have heard that the unions are prepared to spend tens of millions of dollars, up to or even more than $40 million, and the resulting air blitz should certainly only make matters worse. We have seen how this works in Romney's favorite places like Florida and Wisconsin.
Fifth, there is a problem of intensity which I suspect but do not know resides with the people whose jobs are affected and their relatives as distinguished from the homeowners for whom the dangers to their taxes has passed. I do not believe they will worry about the renewal of increased taxes with the same intensity. Voters tend to vote against a person or situation rather than prophylactically.
If they are that nutty, and choose to recall the probably best governor they have had in decades, they deserve the government they get.
How many of the “500” polled are among the deceased voters?
Most all of the deceased voters I understand are registered Democrats.
“IF” Wisconsin voters vote him out - then they will deserve what they sow..