#1 Poll: Wisconsin's Walker to survive union recall drive
02-29-2012, 02:56 PM
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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.
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.
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
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.
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