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Carol
02-29-2012, 01:56 PM
link (http://www.democraticunderground.com/10841297)


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Poll: Wisconsin's Walker to survive union recall drive
So much for that recall effort. According to a new Rasmussen poll of likely Wisconsin voters, Gov. Scott Walker should survive an effort to throw out his 2010 election, a campaign driven by pro-union activists angered that he limited collective bargaining rights for public employees in a budget-cutting move.

It’s a huge and positive switch for Scott’s fortunes. Opponents made headlines when they easily collected 1 million signatures on a recall petition. Walker this week said he would not challenge the signatures-including names like “Donald Duck”-because there isn’t enough time before the May recall election.

Rasmussen’s poll is the latest done on the election and finds that 54 percent of likely Wisconsin voters at least somewhat approve of the governor’s job, while 46 percent somewhat disapprove. He does good with independents, as 58 percent approve of his performance. The telephone poll of 500 likely voters conducted Monday shows a pro-Walker move, coming days after a Public Policy Polling survey conducted February 22-26 that found the state divided 49 percent-49 percent on the recall.

Helping Walker has been the state’s improving budget, according to a Rasmussen analysis. A victory in the recall would be a huge blow to liberal union groups who’ve made the Republican governor the GOP posterboy for union busting.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/washington-secrets/2012/02/poll-wisconsins-walker-survive-union-recall-drive/323331

I know, from a rag. Just posted to get it out there.


Star Member southernyankeebelle (4,378 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail Ignore
1. Rasmussen is a rightwing polling company.

stopbush (10,369 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail Ignore
5. Correct. 2. The people who come out to vote in recall elections are the pissed off people.

Much harder to motivate people to get out to keep things the same than it is to motivate people who are pissed off.So they think that Republicans are not "pissed off" that the Democrats are so acting like spoiled 3 year olds who are throwing temper tantrums because they aren't getting their way?

niyad (18,380 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail Ignore
2. yes, let's make it sound like a recall is not going to happen--keep people away from the polls.

expect we will see a lot more of the same.

SWTORFanatic (6 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail Ignore
4. It's even bad for Rasmussen and here's why:

Look at question #2 - no candidate is listed! They might as well have asked "would you vote to recall Scott Walker and put a shoe in his place?"

Wisconsin Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted February 27, 2012
By Rasmussen Reports

1* How would you rate the job Scott Walker has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

2* A special election will be held to see if voters want to recall Governor Scott Walker and remove him from office. If the special election were held today, would you vote to recall Governor Walker and remove him from office or would you vote against the recall and let him continue to serve as Governor?

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence

:biggrin-new:It MIGHT be bad if there actually were a Democrat that was well known that was campaigning. So far all they have is hot air and fear. Besides, they have made it all about union bargaining rights and the budget so we know that the leftists will never let anyone who doesn't agree with those two thing win the nomination.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/02/09/1057896/-A-Rocky-Start-for-Wisconsin-s-Two-Democratic-Candidates-for-Governor-

A Rocky Start for Wisconsin's Two Democratic Candidates for Governor

Who will be the Democratic challenger to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker when the recall petitions are finally verified and an election is scheduled? So far, there are two candidates who have officially announced for the Democratic nomination - Former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk and current State Senator Kathleen Vinehout. Neither has looked sharp out of the gate, unfortunately.

DumbAss Tanker
02-29-2012, 02:21 PM
Suck on it, DUmmies. Embrace the humiliation.

Eupher
02-29-2012, 02:34 PM
Walker has done very well in rising above the riff-raff on this. It would've been easy to get in the trenches and mix it up with the DUmmies, but Walker's not done that -- to his credit.

AmPat
02-29-2012, 03:23 PM
link (http://www.democraticunderground.com/10841297)



So they think that Republicans are not "pissed off" that the Democrats are so acting like spoiled 3 year olds who are throwing temper tantrums because they aren't getting their way?



:biggrin-new:It MIGHT be bad if there actually were a Democrat that was well known that was campaigning. So far all they have is hot air and fear. Besides, they have made it all about union bargaining rights and the budget so we know that the leftists will never let anyone who doesn't agree with those two thing win the nomination.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/02/09/1057896/-A-Rocky-Start-for-Wisconsin-s-Two-Democratic-Candidates-for-Governor-

A Rocky Start for Wisconsin's Two Democratic Candidates for Governor

Who will be the Democratic challenger to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker when the recall petitions are finally verified and an election is scheduled? So far, there are two candidates who have officially announced for the Democratic nomination - Former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk and current State Senator Kathleen Vinehout. Neither has looked sharp out of the gate, unfortunately.HUH? I'd say fortunately. The state needs a man like Walker to fix the years of layers of liberal stupid covering it.

noonwitch
02-29-2012, 03:41 PM
The recall Snyder movement in Michigan has pretty much died out, even with the UAW.


Snyder won by a landslide, however, I really don't think the recall movement was going anywhere. On top of that, he's been pretty decent to us state employees. He's been more honest than the previous governor-I appreciate a governor who goes in to negotiations and says "Well, we don't have the money for this, but we can give you that" than one who makes false promises she can't keep.

Apache
02-29-2012, 04:40 PM
so the unions bus in rable to rouse, out-of-staters drive in to show their disapproval of something that doesn't concern them. now the left is "suprised" that walker will survive the recall....



clue-by-fourtm time. you can fake the support you claim to have only so long, then you have to use it :biggrin-new:

wouldn't true supporters of your position have helped your cause in the beginning? the left is truly dain-bramaged....:DDsmilie_panic:

txradioguy
02-29-2012, 05:15 PM
People put walker in office for a reason. Despite the union propaganda the state as whole is doing better since Walker took office and the people know that and therefore see no reason to replace him.

The people thankfully see this recall for what it is.

FDK
02-29-2012, 11:02 PM
Too bad the DUmmies have figured it out so soon. Would be much better if they were surprised by a failed Walker recall. There would be much head explody and claims of election fraud.

Dan D. Doty
03-01-2012, 01:49 AM
Well, we found at least one poll DU didn't spike :biggrin-new:

txradioguy
03-01-2012, 02:20 AM
Too bad the DUmmies have figured it out so soon. Would be much better if they were surprised by a failed Walker recall. There would be much head explody and claims of election fraud.

Nah they have short attention spans and even shorter memories...they'll claim voter fraud and stolen elections on the day people go to vote.

Odysseus
03-01-2012, 11:32 AM
It’s a huge and positive switch for Scott’s fortunes. Opponents made headlines when they easily collected 1 million signatures on a recall petition. Walker this week said he would not challenge the signatures-including names like “Donald Duck”-because there isn’t enough time before the May recall election.


While this makes sense tactically, it's a huge strategic mistake. Walker needs to highlight the dishonesty in the recall campaign, and the fraudulent activities of his opposition. Even if it's too late to invalidate the petition before the election, you want to document the criminal electoral frauds and prosecute them after the fact.

Starbuck
03-01-2012, 11:40 AM
It’s a huge and positive switch for Scott’s fortunes. Opponents made headlines when they easily collected 1 million signatures on a recall petition. Walker this week said he would not challenge the signatures-including names like “Donald Duck”-because there isn’t enough time before the May recall election.


While this makes sense tactically, it's a huge strategic mistake. Walker needs to highlight the dishonesty in the recall campaign, and the fraudulent activities of his opposition. Even if it's too late to invalidate the petition before the election, you want to document the criminal electoral frauds and prosecute them after the fact.
May be a mistake, but it may be clever. He may have every intention of going after those clowns after he defeats their efforts.
That's what I would do. I would defeat them at the polls and then defeat them again in court. I would make it so expensive for them in terms of both reputation and fiscal well being that they would be very reluctant to try that again. Their bankruptcy would be there for all to see.