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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
Thre was action on the Republican side in the primary, but any Democrat races being decided?
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Walker must have really hurt some WI feelings.
Wisconsin Senate: Thompson (R) 48%, Baldwin (D) 44%
But then there’s this:
Wisconsin: Obama Grows Lead Over GOP Hopefuls
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).
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?