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52% in Wisconsin Support Recall of Governor Walker (Rasmussen)
Rasmussen Reports ^ | 4-3-12 | Scott 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.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: recall; scottwalker; wisconsin

1 posted on 04/03/2012 10:24:25 PM PDT by GR_Jr.
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To: GR_Jr.

“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.


2 posted on 04/03/2012 10:26:27 PM PDT by max americana
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To: GR_Jr.

Did Rasmussen only poll Milwaukee?


3 posted on 04/03/2012 10:26:45 PM PDT by GR_Jr. (ABR / AB0 (Anybody but Romney, and then Anybody but 0bama))
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To: GR_Jr.

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.


4 posted on 04/03/2012 10:27:36 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: GR_Jr.

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.


5 posted on 04/03/2012 10:27:41 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Tax codes and spending don't get 14 year olds pregnant and on welfare. Morality Matters.)
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To: GR_Jr.

....but then when people were told the truth and sobered up...(margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5)


6 posted on 04/03/2012 10:28:10 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: re_nortex

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.


7 posted on 04/03/2012 10:31:44 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: GR_Jr.

what percent of those they surveyed were democrat and what percent were repub? And, does that match the voter profile for the state?


8 posted on 04/03/2012 10:33:04 PM PDT by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: GR_Jr.

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.


9 posted on 04/03/2012 10:37:03 PM PDT by denydenydeny (The more a system is all about equality in theory the more it's an aristocracy in practice.)
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To: GR_Jr.

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.


10 posted on 04/03/2012 10:58:46 PM PDT by Kellis91789 (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.)
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To: icwhatudo
"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."

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

11 posted on 04/03/2012 11:09:51 PM PDT by voteNRA (A citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized)
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To: Pining_4_TX

“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.


12 posted on 04/03/2012 11:22:51 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: re_nortex

Apparently, the majority in WI wish to return to the thugary
way of life.


13 posted on 04/03/2012 11:32:05 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: denydenydeny
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.

The Progressive way.

14 posted on 04/03/2012 11:32:29 PM PDT by A message
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To: llandres

The police and firefighter unions were “spared” by Walker. Way to repay his generosity.


15 posted on 04/04/2012 12:00:20 AM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: GR_Jr.

Five hundred polled?

Five hundred????

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.


16 posted on 04/04/2012 12:21:28 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Kellis91789

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.


17 posted on 04/04/2012 12:23:49 AM PDT by volunbeer (Don't worry America, our kids can pay for it!)
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To: GR_Jr.
I regard this is very ominous news indeed.

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.


18 posted on 04/04/2012 12:49:01 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: GR_Jr.
What kind of State has recall elections it seems like, every month!

If they are that nutty, and choose to recall the probably best governor they have had in decades, they deserve the government they get.

19 posted on 04/04/2012 1:22:23 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!-Sam Adams)
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To: GR_Jr.

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..


20 posted on 04/04/2012 2:36:29 AM PDT by 56newblog (Registered Islamophobe)
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To: Kellis91789

“82% job approval for Walker”

Among the Republicans who constitute a distinct minority in WI? Considering the dems oppose him by near unanimity, that`s not a hopeful sign.


21 posted on 04/04/2012 2:41:18 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: re_nortex

They probably understand their state`s economy has flourished, but their beloved unions and the “media” likely have them convinced it is 0bama`s .. not Walker`s .. policies that brought that newfound prosperity. Likely, Walker is seen as the impediment to a more wonderful, utopian existence.

I hope Walker and Rebecca Kleefisch and their families have good security teams around them. They made life inconvenient for the union thugs and I don`t doubt for a minute both are being targeted for more than just political defeat.


22 posted on 04/04/2012 2:55:45 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: GR_Jr.

I just hope and pray Virginia gets in on the business-harvesting action if Walker is defeated. Those corporations are going to find WI a hostile state under a new and angrily anti-business democrat administration.


23 posted on 04/04/2012 2:58:56 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: GR_Jr.

It goes to show the success of the Democrat offensive “GOP War on Women.” The shift from earlier polls, where Walker was surviving by a comfortable margin, parallels what has happened to any putative GOP presidential nominee vs. Obama among “women in swing states,” of which Wisconsin is one. It’s amazing what propaganda is able to do. My guess is that drive time radio top of the hour headlines were the main instrument, but as FR is my only source even approximating “social media, “ it may have been that the Dems have advanced that as the primary tool for spreading their lies.


24 posted on 04/04/2012 3:08:54 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Kellis91789

Thre was action on the Republican side in the primary, but any Democrat races being decided?


25 posted on 04/04/2012 3:11:11 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: ScottinVA

82% job approval for Walker, but 52% want him recalled??? I have a funny feeling about 50% of those polled don’t know the meaning of “recalled”. They probably think it means “remember” as in “of course I recall Walker, he’s the Governor”.


26 posted on 04/04/2012 3:47:48 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: boop

That was a mistake on Walker’s part (exempting police & firemen) - Solidarity among all the Unions!

Do the right thing no matter what and that will bring out the good people. Compromise on these issues just screws everyone in the end.


27 posted on 04/04/2012 7:45:55 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: 6SJ7

LOL 6SJ7


28 posted on 04/04/2012 7:48:22 AM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: 6SJ7

With the margin of error of 4.5% plus or minus - these numbers are pretty meaningless as 52 = 47 are about even. I want to know the politics of those polled - Polls should always include those demographics along with the results of the poll.


29 posted on 04/04/2012 7:53:09 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: nathanbedford

I suspect that these poll results are reflective of the damage Mitt Romney has done to the GOP base, turning off the Tea Party and getting moderates to steer clear of Scott Walker.


30 posted on 04/04/2012 8:07:18 AM PDT by Thunder90 (Romney barely won in OH with a 12-1 money advantage, he can't beat Obama that way.)
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To: gusopol3; ScottinVA

I should not assume, but generally there are other issues on the ballot during a Primary that would be of interest to Dims. I didn’t think the exit poll would be entirely of GOP voters.


31 posted on 04/04/2012 3:00:18 PM PDT by Kellis91789 (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.)
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To: nathanbedford
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.

That's not the case. The Dems have to nominate their own candidate to go up against both Walker and Kleefisch. Both of them are also on separate ballots, so one could be recalled and the other kept. But because we don't know who the Dem opponents are going to be yet, this is an early poll. I have to imagine once we move from the "ideal" to a real Dem candidate, Walker will gain support. Sort of like how the generic Republican was doing better against Obama in polls than Romney is now.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/04/scott-walker-recall_n_1401143.html

There are currently four Democratic candidates competing in the May primary. Former Dane County executive Kathleen Falk and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett are considered the two frontrunners, with state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) and Secretary of State Doug La Follette also in the race.

32 posted on 04/04/2012 7:20:56 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: GR_Jr.

Walker must have really hurt some WI feelings.

Wisconsin Senate: Thompson (R) 48%, Baldwin (D) 44%

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2012/election_2012_senate_elections/wisconsin/election_2012_wisconsin_senate

But then there’s this:

Wisconsin: Obama Grows Lead Over GOP Hopefuls

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2012/election_2012_presidential_election/wisconsin/election_2012_wisconsin_president

Obama leads either Santorum or Romney in key battleground states as well: FL, NC, OH, VA

Conservatives have to get the base activated for this election (both WI recall and November).


33 posted on 04/04/2012 8:11:53 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: JediJones
Thanks for correcting that.

Do you have a handle on these Democrats, does any one of them represent a very serious threat?

I confess now I am at a loss, whether it is better for poll results that he is facing a divided field at this point or whether Walker will fare better when an individual Democrat is identified as an opponent.

I understand the unions are committing a $40 million to this recall, do the Republicans have any support from the national?


34 posted on 04/05/2012 2:46:24 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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