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..
“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?