Skip to comments.Poll: Dead heat in Wisconsin recall election (Scott Walker fights for political life)
Posted on 05/02/2012 2:03:54 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Embattled Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is locked in a dead heat with Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett ahead of the state's June 5 recall election, according to a new poll from Marquette University Law School.
The poll shows Barrett leading Walker among registered voters by one percentage point, 47 percent to 46 percent. Among likely voters Walker bests Barrett 48 percent to 47 percent. Both leads are the within the margin of error.
Barrett will compete against former Dane County executive Kathleen Falk for the Democratic nomination next week. According to the Marquette poll, Barrett leads Falk in that contest 38 percent to 21 percent. Two other candidate are in the single digits.
Walker became embroiled in controversy last spring after passing a controversial law that would essentially eliminate public workers' collective bargaining rights. Debate over the legislation sparked weeks of protests in the state, as well as a national conversation about the merits of collective bargaining rights for public sector workers.
According to the Marquette survey, Democratic primary voters prioritized job creation -- not labor rights -- as the top consideration in choosing a nominee. Forty-six percent of Democratic primary voters ranked creating new jobs as their top consideration.
Twenty-five percent prioritized "defeating Scott Walker," and 14 percent said "reducing political divisions in the state." Twelve percent said "restoring collective bargaining rights for public employees" was their number one consideration.
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My prayers are with you Scott Walker.
God Bless Gov. Scott Walker.
If Wisconsin is stupid enough to elect a liberal dimocrat, then they DESERVE to become Greece.
How much do you want to bet that this poll oversampled Democrats?
Is it a CBS poll? If so, forget about it. Communist BS news is a joke.
What, if anything, is the RNC doing to try to help Walker?
So if Walker is beaten, can he then start the recall process on his end and do the whole thing over? Can WI keep p!ssing away taxpayer money with this garbage? I never new how much of a liberal cess-pool WI was before this mess.
I used to have respect for that state, now I see they are like Californians.
A poll of registered voters? What a crock. Let’s see a poll of likely voters.
Ironically, the letf’s hero, FDR was against collective barganing for public servants.
“How much do you want to bet that this poll oversampled Democrats?”
Welcome to CBS shake ‘n bake. My guess would be this:
FYI, this is a Marquette University poll.
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“I used to have respect for that state, now I see they are like Californians.”
Those of us IN Wisconsin love our state and we are proud of our Gov. Scott Walker. What is happening here is that this is ground zero for Obama / Soros / Union thugs to maintain the forced unionization and forced unsustainable amount of money being extracted from Wisconsin taxpayers through union contracts by these thugs.
We here in WI DID elect a governor in 2010 and both state houses for which we are proud. Remember the 14 Dem Senators who fled to Illinois to avoid the vote in 2011? The union money from across the nation (Rahm Emanuel was here for fundraiser), the SEIU national groups “training teachers” to effect a defeat of Walker in this recall. We are proud of our state, totally disgusted with the millions of tax dollars wasted on this @#%& recall and hope and pray with our hard work to keep Gov. Walker in office. We need and appreciate any monetary donations plus your prayers to help us.
Keep up the good fight, Wisconsin. Primary May 8, recall election June 5.
Any conservative Wisconsinite who does not vote for Scott Walker June 5 ought to turn in his nametag.
One Milwaukee industrial president told radio talk host Charlie Sykes that he has directed his staff to begin to look for business-friendly states if Walker gets recalled. There are many other businesses that would leave the state, or reduce their state workforce, if the Democrats win. After all, why would they want to pay a lot more taxes?
PID3_wlean % # “Weighted” sample
Republican 40.00 304 43.12 320 45.39
Democrat 45.00 346 49.08 335 47.52
Independent 15.00 46 6.52 40 5.67
Don’t know/refused 9 1.28 10 1.42
Total 100.00 705 100.00 705 100.00
Some Internals here, https://law.marquette.edu/poll/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/MLSP4_Methdology.pdf
Since it's a big-business-friendly issue I would imagine a lot. After all, elections are "about the economy" and the almighty dollar now, not "wacko wingnut" issues like abortion and same-sex marriage, at least according to the GOP-E. Nevertheless I can guarantee you the Democrats won't be nominating any pro-life, anti-same-sex-marriage candidates any time soon though, so they haven't forgotten what elections are about.
I was thinking the same thing.
It’s a poll of registered voters (anyone with a driver’s license.) That probably indicates that Walker has a statistically-significant lead.
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Go Governor, the people of Wisconsin are going to support you because your work is WORKING!
Thank you, Water. I live here too and couldn’t have said it better.
This poll is BS. Walker will carry the day..but we have to ALL get out and VOTE from him to make sure that happens.
He turns the state around and this is the thanks he gets? Godspeed Mr. Walker.
“I never new how much of a liberal cess-pool WI was before this mess.”
Wisconsin is socialist in attitude. They revere as some kind of god the socialist Robert La Follette, Sr., who began his political career in the late nineteenth century as a nominal Republican, then broke with the Republicans and formed an independent Progressive Party. He was an anti-war activist, embraced and championed organized labor, and loathed anything corporate.
If democrat voters are worried about job creation then Milwaukee mayor Barrett is definitely not the man for the job....
“The estimated declines in metro Milwaukee nearly equal the total number of jobs lost in the whole state last month - computed at 4,500 in March from February in a separate report released last week”
“The four-county metro area lost an estimated 4,400 nonfarm jobs in March from February, according to latest estimates. Metro Milwaukee encompasses Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington counties.”
Unemployment rate was 7.7% in Jan 2011. It is now down to 6.8% (lowest since 2008). We’re moving WI forward.
Governor Walker (@GovWalker) April 25, 2012
I feel that this coming recall election is like a tipping point. If Walker does not win it feels like its a clear signal that the tipping point has been reached. The amount of anti-Walker yard signs and bumper stickers are the most I’ve ever seen regarding a single election or issue. Of late though I have noticed an ever increasing amount of pro-Walker signage appearing. Have high hopes for the silent majority.
Heh, seems like the MSM is trying to either stir up Dems or make Repubs. feel bad about the way the race is going.
The denizens of Wisconsin must have a debt wish if they don’t vote for Walker.
That’s not much of a bet :-)
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Will the Unions get behind Barrett after he beats their little darling that they are backing, and financing, in the Primary?
They obviously were trying to get a headline, not any meaningful results.
Don’t underestimate the ferocity of Wisconsin conservatives. I don’t know any conservative in the state who wouldn’t crawl over flaming, acid-filled broken glass while taking mortar fire to vote for Walker.
Even some moderates I know have said they will vote for Walker because they don’t like the disrespect for the electoral process.
A dead-heat (tie) is never good for the incumbent. 3/4 of all undecideds always go for the challenger.
RE: among registered voters
They obviously were trying to get a headline, not any meaningful results.
You obviously missed this sentence in the article:
“Among likely voters Walker bests Barrett 48 percent to 47 percent. Both leads are the within the margin of error.”
It’s not a CBS poll it’s a Marquette Univ. Law School poll. It’s a CBS article. I never heard of a law school doing a poll before.
It says “Among likely voters Walker bests Barrett 48 percent to 47 percent”. Does anybody know how to read any more?
What do those numbers mean in your opinion?
“Will they be showing up at the polls if they are at the beaches?”
During the dem primary they will be in final exams and the General election is 8/9 so, maybe, the youts will be less fired up.