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Despite Scott Walker’s Win, Obama Outpolls Romney In Wisconsin [It Is Still A Blue State]
Washington Post ^ | June 05, 2012 | Aaron Blake

Posted on 06/05/2012 10:39:24 PM PDT by Steelfish

Despite Scott Walker’s Win, Obama Outpolls Romney In Wisconsin Aaron Blake 06/05/2012

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is on his way to victory in the state’s recall election tonight, but looking forward to the fall, the Obama campaign may have something positive to glean from the results. While the totals have Walker ahead significantly, exit polls suggest he did it with a healthy dose of support from voters who are leaning toward President Obama in the fall.

In fact, exit polls show Walker winning 17 percent of Obama supporters — much higher than Democrat Tom Barrett’s 6 percent of Mitt Romney supporters. Overall, the electorate that turned out today is backing Obama by a significant margin: 52 percent to 43 percent.

Now, all of this comes with a giant caveat; the exit polls initially were pretty far off, showing a close race between Walker and Barrett. Thus, Republicans are casting doubt that they mean much of anything at all. “Everyone should think twice about using tonight’s Wisconsin exit polling in any fashion,” tweeted Kirsten Kukowski, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee.

The numbers could indeed change further, but even as the exit polls have adjusted to reflect Walker’s win, Obama’s lead has stayed largely the same.

And if they are even close to accurate, Obama would have won the race with the electorate that turned out today.

Republicans have argued that Wisconsin will be a toss-up in the fall — and the Obama campaign notably agreed with them this week, putting the race on its list of toss-ups. For now, though, it might be hard to cast Walker’s win as a big sign of GOP momentum in the presidential election.

Just who are the voters who opted to keep a Republican governor, but would also return Obama ....

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


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1 posted on 06/05/2012 10:39:28 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

They’re basing this on the same exit polls that predicted 50/50??? Riiiight.....


2 posted on 06/05/2012 10:42:03 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Jimmy Carter's incompetence + Richard Nixon's paranoia = Barack Obama)
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To: Steelfish

Dream on morons.


3 posted on 06/05/2012 10:43:01 PM PDT by DB
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To: Steelfish

Blake sounds like another commie lib trying to think positive thoughts. Good luck champ!


4 posted on 06/05/2012 10:43:01 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Free Stuff or Freedom! You Decide 2012.)
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To: Steelfish

No way!


5 posted on 06/05/2012 10:43:12 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Steelfish

My fancy new front-loading steam washer doesn’t spin anywhere close to as fast as the leftist media!


6 posted on 06/05/2012 10:47:44 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: Steelfish

I’m sure Democrats were equally confident that Wisconsin voters would choose Russ Feingold over Ron Johnson in 2010 just like they were confident that Barret would defeat Walker in this recall election. but they were wrong both times. If their confidence isn’t shaken, it’s because they’re too stupid to read the writing on the wall.


7 posted on 06/05/2012 10:50:32 PM PDT by RC one (this space intentionally left blank)
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To: TexasNative2000

"They’re basing this on the same exit polls that predicted 50/50??? Riiiight....."

Exactly.

And if Obama was supposedly so beloved there, he would have gone out to WI.

8 posted on 06/05/2012 10:50:47 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Steelfish

Enough spin to make BOR jealous.


9 posted on 06/05/2012 10:50:57 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Scott from the Left Coast

That’s a mere 1200 rpm or so.


10 posted on 06/05/2012 10:50:57 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: Steelfish
"Despite Scott Walker’s Win, Obama Outpolls Romney In Wisconsin"

So sayeth the uber lib Washington Post.

Suck it, libs. Your boy king is going down hard in November, and he's gonna take a boatload of his fellow travelers with him.



11 posted on 06/05/2012 10:51:12 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Steelfish

Baghdad Bob Axelrod would like this to be the takeaway, but the facts are that Walker just destroyed the liberals and Romney will LIKELY win Wisconsin in November.

It is GOOD to be a Republican tonight!!


12 posted on 06/05/2012 10:51:12 PM PDT by Dragonspirit (Always remember President Token won only by defecting on his CFR pledge.)
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To: Qbert

Maybe Obama’s advisors managed to get Barack to understand that wherever he goes to stump for a local cause it’s the kiss of death, so why bother.


13 posted on 06/05/2012 10:52:14 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

It’s the angular momentum that rulz.


14 posted on 06/05/2012 10:52:39 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Steelfish

And the spin is on.....


15 posted on 06/05/2012 10:52:54 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Paladin2

kilogram-meter-radians per second, or some such


16 posted on 06/05/2012 10:54:49 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: Steelfish

Careful Blake, you’ll need to see a chiropractor with that spin.


17 posted on 06/05/2012 10:55:07 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: Steelfish
Apparently there's a few folks working at the Post who still believe they can make things happen just by saying so...it's really entertaining. Wake me up when they're sold for a dollar.
18 posted on 06/05/2012 10:58:00 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Steelfish

Horse manure.
Chalk this Obama nonsense up to the “Bradley-Wilder effect”.
Walker and the rest of the recall targets all won in a freaking landslide, and Wisconsin is now a red state.


19 posted on 06/05/2012 10:58:00 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Steelfish
While the totals have Walker ahead significantly, exit polls suggest he did it with a healthy dose of support from voters who are leaning toward President Obama in the fall.

Who on earth would have (a) bothered to turn out for this election and (b) voted for Scott Walker and yet (c) believes in Obama?

20 posted on 06/05/2012 10:58:00 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Steelfish

Why should we believe these polls when the polls were saying this was going to be close with Walker?


21 posted on 06/05/2012 11:00:46 PM PDT by packrat35 (Admit it! We are almost ready to be called a police state!)
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To: TexasNative2000

The 50/50 exit polling was a “sampling” error; however, the Obama leading Romney part was okay. Got it.


22 posted on 06/05/2012 11:00:46 PM PDT by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members http://www.freerepublic.com/foof the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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To: Steelfish
Then why did not Mister Obama risk his (ha) cred by visiting the fair state of Wisconsin?

I suspect a tactical "lie".

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23 posted on 06/05/2012 11:05:25 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Dragonspirit

Romney will likely win 40+ states in November. Obama is about as popular as herpes.


24 posted on 06/05/2012 11:10:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Steelfish

A lot of the Walker win was based on the fact that folks thought the recall tactic was B.S., and should only be used to recall elected officials who did something wrong.

While I’m sure some of the support was ideological, it would be unwise to place too much stock in this particular vote as a national bellwether for Obama’s re-election.


25 posted on 06/05/2012 11:16:57 PM PDT by risen_feenix
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To: Steelfish

The left do this every time.


26 posted on 06/05/2012 11:25:55 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Steelfish

No one in this state has paid any attention to the presidential race or the US Senate race.

If Ryan is the VP nominee, Wisconsin goes for Romney/Ryan. The real problem is that the rank and file GOP voter in Wisconsin isn’t all that excited about Romney. Imagine that.


27 posted on 06/05/2012 11:32:10 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: RC one
The left are the ones doing the writing on that wall. They write what they want to be real and true and them have a shi t fit when it doesn't come true. Just the liberals trying to make up their own truth and facts to fit their delusions.
28 posted on 06/05/2012 11:35:05 PM PDT by oldenuff2no
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To: Steelfish

This is from the Washington Post. It probably means nothing at all.


29 posted on 06/05/2012 11:38:46 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Steelfish

This asshat needs to take a look at what happened in “Blue California” this evening. San Diego and San Jose overwhelmingly approved serious measures to take away PE Union pensions. And they said that Scott Walker was “local.”


30 posted on 06/05/2012 11:46:20 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Steelfish

“Despite Scott Walker’s Win, Obama Outpolls Romney In Wisconsin”

Of course...

The people that voted against the big union bosses are going to vote for the president who has the head of the most corrupt union (SEIU) at the white house at least once a week!

Dream on fools!


31 posted on 06/06/2012 12:39:29 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: Dragonspirit

Zer0 wetted his undies. Obama threw Barrett under the bus.

Coward ‘n’ Chief hiding in the closet.


32 posted on 06/06/2012 12:40:04 AM PDT by ChiMark (chewed up his body for a decade)
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33 posted on 06/06/2012 12:57:16 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Steelfish

The journalist who wrote this trash cried himself to sleep tonight. Pillow soaked through with tears. I ain’t lying.


34 posted on 06/06/2012 1:18:40 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi)
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To: Steelfish
Wisconsin gubernatorial recall results interactive map
35 posted on 06/06/2012 1:30:09 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Steelfish

And this is reliable information because everyone knows that exit poll participants never lie or try to spin the poll.


36 posted on 06/06/2012 2:00:49 AM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt)
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To: Steelfish

Aaron Blake is doing what is known as “polishing the turd he was handed”.


37 posted on 06/06/2012 2:07:19 AM PDT by Hacksaw (If I had a son, he'd look like George Zimmerman.)
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To: TexasNative2000

Yep, exactly. The exit polling probably .. if done at all .. was conducted sometime around noon, after the welfare parasites get up, eat their foodstamp-financed breakfast, and stumble down to the polls to cast a vote for Barrett after getting their promised pack of Kools and Popeye`s coupons.

But then.. the voting demographic changed drastically after the end of the workday. It was time for the productive class to have their say.

So, had this “exit poll” been conducted at 6:30 p.m., they`d have gotten a markedly different result.


38 posted on 06/06/2012 2:22:29 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: Qbert

So true. Greta Van Susteran point that out last night. So, Obama..who essentially let the dems in WI drown in June.. is going to come back begging for their support for November? Other than the blacks, it seems to me WI`s dems would be looking at Obama rather warily.

Add to this, the unions spent huge amounds of resources for this failure yesterday. With high numbers of public union members dropping from the rolls, the thugs are going to be wanting for $$$ that otherwise would be spent on pro-Obama propaganda.


39 posted on 06/06/2012 2:32:20 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: Seaplaner

It is very telling that Obama did not come to the state, especially when he was next door doing multiple campaign parties. In Nov, the local dems will be so happy for him to show up asking for their vote.

The point is, a strong GOP local support system is now in place. They believe they can turn the state for Romney in Nov and the Romney campaign believes it, so they will spend time and money in Wisconsin. There will be an overflow effect, either result will be a positive. Either Obama will have to spend money and campaign in a state that was “in the democrat column” but no longer is, or better yet the GOP actually wins the state, a net 20 electoral vote gain. (i.e., 10 ev out of democrat column, 10 ev up for GOP)


40 posted on 06/06/2012 2:43:43 AM PDT by JohnEBoy
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To: Steelfish

And, those exit polls are so accurate!


41 posted on 06/06/2012 3:11:22 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: risen_feenix

“A lot of the Walker win was based on the fact that folks thought the recall tactic was B.S., and should only be used to recall elected officials who did something wrong.”

I’d like to think voters are that principled; being from NJ I find that hard to believe. Since they voted for Obama in 2008, I’d imagine WI voters have the same “gimme gimme gimme” habit of voting with their wallets (which is fine by me; at least they understand “freebies” have a real cost to them).


42 posted on 06/06/2012 3:23:52 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Steelfish; All
From the article: Overall, the electorate that turned out today is backing Obama by a significant margin: 52 percent to 43 percent.

(Well, this releases conservatives in WI from having to vote for Romney...Romney will lose, anyway)

We are told "all the time" NOT to vote for third-party candidates 'cause they "will lose, anyway."

This pragmatic utilitarianism cuts BOTH ways.

Those who don this pragmatic utilitarian lecturn need to apply it to Romney in Obama states:

* Romney will lose Wisconsin, the Left Coast (WA, OR, CA), NY, NJ, Maryland, CT, and is even behind in MA. [This is NOT a complete list of Obama states]

Therefore, there is NO good practical reason to vote for a pro-abort, big-govt socialist healthcare pioneer like Romney. The "anti-Obama" vote as a reason just doesn't work in states where Obama will win, anyway.

43 posted on 06/06/2012 3:26:13 AM PDT by Colofornian (Mom when I grow up, I want 2B like Ike. Mom when I grow up, I want 2B a god f rom Kolob like Mitt.)
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To: MediaMole

“The real problem is that the rank and file GOP voter in Wisconsin isn’t all that excited about Romney. Imagine that.”

It will also be interesting to see the college age vote analysis for the recall election. Graduation was over so the college kids were home and difficult to organize. The youth vote may not have turned out in this recall election. In November, school will be in session and the organizers will be out in force driving them to the polls. The question is will they vote for the ideology of their professors again or will they look at their future prospects and vote against the incumbent?


44 posted on 06/06/2012 3:29:26 AM PDT by Soul of the South
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To: Steelfish; Lazmataz
If I get “exit-polled” (sounds naughty, doesn't it!), I'm thinking of saying something like the lighting was so bad I couldn't tell for sure who I voted for, or, wrote in my own name, etc.

“I just voted for who the voices in my head told me to vote for.”

Of course I won't do anything like this - just funning.

A simple ‘confidential’ will likely be what I would say - if I get “exit-polled”.

Then I would look over my sunglasses (to be worn ESPECIALLY if it is already dark) and ask the pollster if they had seen my driver.

I'm not really fond of exit polling.

45 posted on 06/06/2012 3:43:42 AM PDT by hummingbird (Breitbart and Spartacus: here, there, everywhere.)
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To: Windflier
Nice signage!

BTTT.

46 posted on 06/06/2012 3:46:09 AM PDT by hummingbird (Breitbart and Spartacus: here, there, everywhere.)
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To: Steelfish

Not in November!


47 posted on 06/06/2012 3:53:12 AM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: Steelfish

I don’t get it. There was record turnout and Walker won by a large margin. Why would these same people who turned out in record numbers to vote for Walker and decide to keep the recalled senators vote for Obama. It just doesn’t jive. Unless those same exit polls that had the race at 50-50 are wrong again.


48 posted on 06/06/2012 4:02:09 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: vette6387
And they said that Scott Walker was “local.”


I really don't know much about unions - what does it mean that Walker was “local”.

49 posted on 06/06/2012 4:11:26 AM PDT by hummingbird (Breitbart and Spartacus: here, there, everywhere.)
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To: Steelfish
The lesson of this is that Romney CANNOT WIN.

Any conservative COULD win -- but not Romney.

50 posted on 06/06/2012 4:15:16 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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