Oh my: Scott Walker 48, likely Dem opponent 47

posted at 9:38 pm on May 2, 2012 by Allahpundit

Alternate headline: “Blogger to start drinking in the morning.”

With less than a week until the primary in the historic Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election, a new Marquette Law School Poll shows Tom Barrett leading Kathleen Falk 38 percent to 21 percent, with 8 percent for Doug La Follette and 6 percent for Kathleen Vinehout. In a June general election between Barrett and Governor Scott Walker, Barrett leads by one percentage point, 47-46, among all registered voters, while Walker leads by one percentage point, 48-47, among likely voters. Both results are well within the margin of error of the poll. Walker leads former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk 49 percent to 42 percent among registered voters and 49 percent to 43 percent among likely voters.

Looking ahead to the November election, President Barack Obama leads former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney 51 percent to 42 percent, a small change from the 48-43 matchup in March just prior to Romney’s win in the Wisconsin Republican primary.

That’s right in line with the rest of the recent polls. Barring something extraordinary happening, you and I will be right here at 3 a.m. on election night, still waiting for those fateful final returns from slow-footed Waukesha County to come in and decide the state. If Barrett beats Walker, we’ll get a solid month’s worth of “tide turning against the GOP” stories in national media. If Walker holds on, a solid month’s worth of “Wisconsin doesn’t mean much” stories instead.

Two clips here of Chris Christie in Wisconsin rallying the troops on Walker’s behalf. Paul Ryan’s also said he’ll campaign for Walker and I assume Mitch Daniels will make the short trip to Madison too. All hands on deck for the GOP’s most prominent fiscal hawks. Like Ryan says, this is the second most important election in the United States this year.


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Will union graft win out over what works?

Grunt on May 2, 2012 at 9:40 PM

I’m hoping that large numbers of flee-baggers try to prevent the election by hiding out in Illinois.

BobMbx on May 2, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Alternate headline: Wisconsinites perilously close to taking “stupidest dumbf*cks in America” title away from Californians.

Mark1971 on May 2, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Has Walker really started his ad blitz yet? I assume he’s waiting until he has an opponent to target after the primary.

Mark1971 on May 2, 2012 at 9:43 PM

If Barrett beats Walker, we’ll get a solid month’s worth of “tide turning against the GOP” stories in national media. If Walker holds on, a solid month’s worth of “Wisconsin doesn’t mean much” stories instead.

Both stories are already written. They’re just waiting for the numbers for “accuracy”.

BobMbx on May 2, 2012 at 9:43 PM

ROFL at the photo. Christie looks like he was photoshopped into the pic as a mob enforcer.

Bishop on May 2, 2012 at 9:43 PM

AP’s “oh my” makes an appearance again – time to ignore… wake me up when his ‘too good to check’ remark makes an appearance.

Fuquay Steve on May 2, 2012 at 9:43 PM

The tide is slowly turning but it is turning. Walker for the WIN!

bluemarlin on May 2, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Marquette Law School makes PPP look like Rasmussen.

MadisonConservative on May 2, 2012 at 9:44 PM

The last PPP poll had Walker +5, didn’t it?

Mark1971 on May 2, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Still, this is Wisconsin we’re talking about here. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have refused U.S. citizenship simply because they would be settled in Wisconsin.

Bishop on May 2, 2012 at 9:46 PM

I’d like to see 3 points difference. 1 point, the unions can steal, once it gets beyond that, it’s a lot more difficult. I’m not sure the country understands how much is riding on this Wisconsin election, although someone must have a clue with Walker getting $13 million in donations.

bflat879 on May 2, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Like Ryan says, this is the second most important election in the United States this year.

The most important is Oklahoma’s agricultural commissioner.

Stoic Patriot on May 2, 2012 at 9:46 PM

I can say this, If Walker does lose, watch WI become the next Detroit state wide. Many people and companies said that if Walker goes, so do they, not only sut down what ever businesses they have and set up elsewhere, or not even think about moving to WI. This goes with home owners.

Take a look at the shift in Milwaukee. This is the same mayor who is now running to run the state of WI. Property values have crashed, companies moving out in droves. This is going to happen state wide if Mr Mayor gets elected. I may even think about moving myself the KY then if that is the case.

watertown on May 2, 2012 at 9:47 PM

OMG! Oh my! Uh oh!

minnesoter on May 2, 2012 at 9:47 PM

sut=shut

watertown on May 2, 2012 at 9:47 PM

“If Walker holds on, a solid month’s worth of “Wisconsin doesn’t mean much” stories instead.”

If Walker wins…

… it will be like the election never existed.

There will be no mention of Walker or Wisconsin in the media…

… Even Greenbay Packer games will be blacked out.

Maps of the Unites States will just show a black hole where Wisconsin used to be…

The day before there will be adds of Scott Walker eating live babies…

… After his win, all you will see is Obowma’s smiling face, 24/7.

Seven Percent Solution on May 2, 2012 at 9:48 PM

AP has it right. The left is going to continue to paint this as indicative of November leading up to the recall election and most certainly afterwards if Gov. Walker doesn’t win… regardless of the fact that this election is only indicative of typical liberalism, not the mood or reality of the nation as a whole, specifically going into November.

Logus on May 2, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Alternate headline: Wisconsinites perilously close to taking “stupidest dumbf*cks in America” title away from Californians.

Mark1971 on May 2, 2012 at 9:41 PM

I don’t think Wisconsin is at California level…yet.

terryannonline on May 2, 2012 at 9:49 PM

At least Christie goes out and helps when he can. But that’s not good enough for the Christie haters.

IR-MN on May 2, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Who’s Scott Walker? … Oh yeah, the pretty boy with the truck who is in a neck-to-neck contest with some pseudo–1/32-Cherokee–professor of lesbian Edwardian lit.

minnesoter on May 2, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Christie looks like he’s ready to beat up some teachers in that pic. Mean muggin.r

Client Number Nine on May 2, 2012 at 9:53 PM

IR-MN on May 2, 2012 at 9:51 PM you’re right. plus, i think he’s dead sexy. but i’m a chubby chaser, so…

GhoulAid on May 2, 2012 at 9:56 PM

When Walker wins the lefties will start preparing for their next challenge. And if that doesn’t work then the next challenge. And the next and the next and the next.

Bishop on May 2, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Who’s Scott Walker? … Oh yeah, the pretty boy with the truck who is in a neck-to-neck contest with some pseudo–1/32-Cherokee–professor of lesbian Edwardian lit.

minnesoter on May 2, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Uh….is this comment a joke?

terryannonline on May 2, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Walker was supposedly down by 10 a month ago, Now that the election is close the leftist pollsters must come close to the truth or they will be seen for what they are: propaganda organs of the DNC

pat on May 2, 2012 at 9:57 PM

minnesoter on May 2, 2012 at 9:52 PM

For somebody who whines constantly about worthless incoherent posts, you sure do deal out doosies.

cozmo on May 2, 2012 at 9:57 PM

…so when is CC ever in New Jersey?

KOOLAID2 on May 2, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Alternate headline: Wisconsinites perilously close to taking “stupidest dumbf*cks in America” title away from Californians.

Mark1971 on May 2, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Didn’t we feel that way when Kloppenberg won? Before she DIDN’T win, of course…

Myron Falwell on May 2, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Uh….is this comment a joke?

terryannonline on May 2, 2012 at 9:57 PM

…usual liberal blather…been getting used to it yet?

KOOLAID2 on May 2, 2012 at 10:01 PM

I love in the second video where Christie is standing right behind Walker, with that stern look. Good cop, bad cop.

netster007x on May 2, 2012 at 10:02 PM

When Walker wins the lefties will start preparing for their next challenge. And if that doesn’t work then the next challenge. And the next and the next and the next.

Bishop on May 2, 2012 at 9:56 PM

And union talk slut Ed Schultz will gain further prestige and esteem in the socialist communes – and maybe even a raise from MSNBC brass. Even though he’ll look like a total idiot in the eyes of sane people.

Myron Falwell on May 2, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Two clips here of Chris Christie in Wisconsin rallying the troops on Walker’s behalf. Paul Ryan’s also said he’ll campaign for Walker and I assume Mitch Daniels will make the short trip to Madison too. All hands on deck for the GOP’s most prominent fiscal hawks. Like Ryan says, this is the second most important election in the United States this year.

Lol. These losers would probably turn off voters than attract them.

promachus on May 2, 2012 at 10:03 PM

minnesoter on May 2, 2012 at 9:52 PM

For somebody who whines constantly about worthless incoherent posts, you sure do deal out doosies.

cozmo on May 2, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Yeah, I right tho, aren’t I?

minnesoter on May 2, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Didn’t we feel that way when Kloppenberg won? Before she DIDN’T win, of course…

Myron Falwell on May 2, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Three guesses as to why that last minute victory happened.

promachus on May 2, 2012 at 10:06 PM

I’m donating and making calls for this race.

https://scottwalker.ezcontribution.com/scottwalker_wi_governor
http://www.scottwalker.org/content/online-store

http://www.scottwalker.org/content/call-home

When Walker wins the lefties will start preparing for their next challenge. And if that doesn’t work then the next challenge. And the next and the next and the next.

Bishop on May 2, 2012 at 9:56 PM

After this the recall laws will be reformed. There’s a republican state legislator who refused to voted for the reform but will once this election is over (they wouldn’t be able to recall him again for the rest of his mandate anyway).

joana on May 2, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Alternate headline: Wisconsinites perilously close to taking “stupidest dumbf*cks in America” title away from Californians.

Mark1971 on May 2, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Hilarious!!

How is this even possible that the Walkdawg can lose?

bfinstock79 on May 2, 2012 at 10:10 PM

WI needs to look west and see how Minnesota is doing under Dayton.

Cautionary tale.

iurockhead on May 2, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Uh….is this comment a joke?

terryannonline on May 2, 2012 at 9:57 PM

…usual liberal blather…been getting used to it yet?

KOOLAID2 on May 2, 2012 at 10:01 PM

It will now try to remain relevant by attempting to converse as if it has an inkling of intelligence.

It will fail…again.

cozmo on May 2, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Hey, it’s the Gore 2000 campaign in Florida again!

ohiocon on May 2, 2012 at 10:12 PM

I kicked in my $25 to help Scotty out. Pony up, guys – he needs our help.

The Count on May 2, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Walker, Christie, Ryan, and Daniels? That there is a fiscal policy dream team right there!

vegconservative on May 2, 2012 at 10:20 PM

At some point it comes down to the very obvious. if the people in Wisconsin allow the left to stop all the progress that Walker has made, then they deserve the higher taxes and higher unemployment. I am starting to think we are fighting a losing battle. Not because we are not right, but because this country has changed.
Given the state of this country, the fact that Obama is still so popular, says it all. And whatever the reasons are, a bias press, a “give me” mentality, or people who are too lazy to dig up the truth on their own, or just to uninvolved to vote…doesn’t matter. We should not have to be working so hard at getting conservatives elected. Or trying to stop a misguided recall (which will spread to every Republican run state if Walker loses) There are many more non-union, non-progressive voters out there. So, the polls tell us something very wrong and scary is going on. And that is a change that will be with us for years, or until the country becomes Europe and people actually wake up.

marnes on May 2, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Has Walker really started his ad blitz yet? I assume he’s waiting until he has an opponent to target after the primary.

Mark1971 on May 2, 2012 at 9:43 PM

You assume wrongly. Walker and his allies have spent $10.6 million on ads since November, compared to $4.5 million by Dem groups, yet the poll numbers have not moved in Walker’s favor.

*** The ad-spending numbers in Wisconsin: Here’s the total ad spending from November (when Walker began his ads) through April 25, according to Smart Media:

Walker: $7.2 million
Right Direction for WI (RGA): $3.4 million
WI for Falk (union-affiliated effort): $2.4 million
Greater WI Committee (anti-Walker, DGA has contributed): $1.1 million
Barrett: $634,000
Falk: $342,000

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/26/11409166-first-thoughts-obama-maintains-map-edge?lite

cam2 on May 2, 2012 at 10:22 PM

The Count on May 2, 2012 at 10:17 PM

And don’t forget Kleefisch, they’re running seperately, not as a single ticket.

wolfsDad on May 2, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Mr. Clown Shoes finds another poll he can fap to.

The Notorious G.O.P on May 2, 2012 at 10:23 PM

To my neighbors to the east…Walker, Walker, Walker…
Do you really want to be as stupid as us in Minnesota. Take a look at dayton, ellison, franken, klobuchar. Oh then there is the dippy dem (betty mccollum) who argued that there should be no replacement bridge between Stillwater and Wisconsin. The party of the dems bring death to whatever they touch. Just look at any city or state run by a dem. Do you really want to be like them?

crosshugger on May 2, 2012 at 10:25 PM

“Has Walker really started his ad blitz yet? I assume he’s waiting until he has an opponent to target after the primary.”

Yes, Walker has run a ton of ads, and they haven’t moved the numbers one bit in his direction. They were terrible milquetoast spots with him talking about his record. He’s an incredibly passive politician, never defending himself or attacking his opponent.

I’m in Wisconsin and he will lose to Tom Barrett but would crush Kathleen Falk. The problem is that the Walker campaign is e-mailing supporters telling them to not vote in the Dem primary when his own primary opponent is a joke and has zero chance. They are more concerned with Walker getting more votes than Barrett and Falk combined. All they would have to do is get Waukesha and Washington counties to vote for Falk and she would win the primary and Gov Walker would destroy her in the general election. But that’s not going to happen and Walker is going to lose. I was just at a recent Walker fundraiser and many supporters are literally begging him to actually campaign with some fire and passion, but he wants to win or lose being the “nice guy.” There’s just nothing you can do when the candidate refuses to return fire and is literally a punching bag day after day after day after day. And that is not an exaggeration.

It’s incredibly frustrating here and things are only going to get worse. And for some reason, Obama is just loved here, and I can’t figure out why. Romney shouldn’t spend one cent since WI is not in play.

The best case scenario is that Gov Walker wins by the skin of his teeth like Prosser did against Kloppenberg. This could be so much easier if they would just get GOP’ers here to vote for Falk in the primary and then have a nice, relaxing cruise to victory in June.

gumbyandpokey on May 2, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Lol. These losers would probably turn off voters than attract them.[sic]

promachus on May 2, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Let me guess…intelligible syntax is racist?

DavidW on May 2, 2012 at 10:28 PM

gumbyandpokey on May 2, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Nobody is stopping you to vote for Falk and organize people to do it. Walker’s campaign can’t get involved in that type of shenanigans.

joana on May 2, 2012 at 10:43 PM

marnes on May 2, 2012 at 10:21 PM

All of what you say is true.

My only hope is that Romney can get himself elected, we strengthen our numbers in Congress and begin to get this thing turned around. If we are successful, we will usher in a new era of conservatism. I really believe this – the opportunity is there.

It is true that there is a larger portion of Commies among us masquerading as Democrats as there’s been in the past. And, they have become more brazen and coming out of the closet more and more – look at OWS. France is about to elect an unabashed socialist.

Still, the bigger problem is with the swing voter electorate. That some are unplugged is only half the problem. The real problem is that they are only plugged in enough so as not to debunk the MFM propaganda they’re spoon fed everywhere. We’re fighting an information war even more than we are fighting an ideological war.

Romney is certainly not the visionary nor the rhetorician that Reagan was (duh). But, this country will certainly be FUBAR with another 4 of Obama, if it isn’t already. He’s our only hope right now, like it or not.

I live in Northern VA and just signed up tonight to volunteer – first campaign I’ve ever volunteered for. All hands on deck.

The Count on May 2, 2012 at 10:45 PM

I just Tweeted this to you as well, but DANG, Allah!

You must have missed the Democratic campaign spot report NBC News did about Wisconsin losing more jobs than ANYONE ANYWHERE this weekend.

It’s ALL SCOTT WALKER’S FAULT, you know.

Did I mention that?

THEY did.

tree hugging sister on May 2, 2012 at 10:46 PM

The Count on May 2, 2012 at 10:45 PM

life is short friend. i’d spend the time with family and growing spiritually.

romney will enact obamacare, then it won’t matter what policies he enacts or what supreme court justices he nominates.

renalin on May 2, 2012 at 10:53 PM

U

h….is this comment a joke?
terryannonline on May 2, 2012 at 9:57 PM

…usual liberal blather…been getting used to it yet?

KOOLAID2 on May 2, 2012 at 10:01 PM

It will now try to remain relevant by attempting to converse as if it has an inkling of intelligence.

It will fail…again.

cozmo on May 2, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Hey, fellas, I just wanna be like you. So, how was your puddin’ cup tonite? Mine was delish. Chocolate. My favorite. So when does nursie come to get you guys? Mine comes at … uh oh …

minnesoter on May 2, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Nothing a few Mickey Mouse “voters” can’t handle. ACORN is still getting money from O..so time to deliver!

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on May 2, 2012 at 10:55 PM

romney will enact obamacare, then it won’t matter what policies he enacts or what supreme court justices he nominates.

renalin on May 2, 2012 at 10:53 PM

I think SCOTUS is going to take care of Obamacare for us. A President Romney will get the most conservative justices he can get through the Senate.

The Count on May 2, 2012 at 10:58 PM

The same poll has Obama crushing Romney. I’m no AngryEd, but there does seem to be some truth to the notion that a more conservative candidate may poll better than a RINO. Oh well, too late!

libfreeordie on May 2, 2012 at 11:03 PM

tree hugging sister on May 2, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Well, it’s kinda true…

[I]f you look at the jobs picture since Walker took office, Wisconsin has lost a net 14,200 jobs. In fact, Wisconsin has lagged behind the rest of the country in the recovery. While Wisconsin has lost jobs during Walker’s time in office, the country as a whole saw jobs increase by 1.8 percent.

Needless to say, Wisconsin is not on track for Walker to keep his campaign promise to bring the state 250,000 new jobs by 2015.

As the Greater Wisconsin Political Fund correctly pointed out in a recent ad, in 2011, “Wisconsin lost more jobs than any other state. Dead last.” That fact was also featured in an ad from the Barrett campaign. From January 2011 to January 2012, Wisconsin lost a net 12,700 jobs. According to a review by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, that was the worst performance among all 50 states.

http://factcheck.org/2012/04/the-whole-truth-in-wisconsin-air-wars/

cam2 on May 2, 2012 at 11:07 PM

“Nobody is stopping you to vote for Falk and organize people to do it. Walker’s campaign can’t get involved in that type of shenanigans.”

No, but they’re actively discouraging it, which is going to cost them the election. They’ve even heavily been lobbying talk radio in SE WI to get people to vote Walker in the primary, which this poll shows is just political suicide.

gumbyandpokey on May 2, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Walker has to win by 8% or more to make up for union voter fraud.

Dollayo on May 2, 2012 at 11:14 PM

The Count on May 2, 2012 at 10:58 PM

I really hope SCOTUS come through for us and annhialates the abomination. romney spells death to the conservative movement. the media will label mitt as far right now.

where does that leave you and me? in the freakin’ nuthouse, thats where.

i always hoped that the tea party movement would grow. people are soft. cable tv is good. the end is near. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD74-1G9o_U

the west is the best….

renalin on May 2, 2012 at 11:14 PM

A President Romney will get the most conservative justices he can get through the Senate.

The Count on May 2, 2012 at 10:58 PM

As governor, he appointed 35 judges.
9 were Republican
25 were Democrats

You are smoking some Whitney Houston grade crack if you think McWillard will appoint conservatives to SCOTUS.

angryed on May 2, 2012 at 11:22 PM

cam2 on May 2, 2012 at 11:07 PM

I happen to notice that people like you seem to want to talk net job creation when it comes to GOP governors but gross job creation when it comes to Obama. Why is that?

The Count on May 2, 2012 at 11:22 PM

No, but they’re actively discouraging it, which is going to cost them the election. They’ve even heavily been lobbying talk radio in SE WI to get people to vote Walker in the primary, which this poll shows is just political suicide.

You’re being dumb. Walker needs people to vote for HIM in the REPUBLICAN primary (which is being held on the same day) because the Democrats nominated a fake Republican candidate to run against him…and if too many GOP voters fail to show up and vote for him (thinking it’s a foregone conclusion that he’ll be on the ballot), then the moby will win.

Duh.

Esoteric on May 2, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Lugar is getting help from unions…

http://www.redstate.com/dforston/2012/05/02/lugar-getting-help-from-union-pac/#comment-35

dforston on May 2, 2012 at 11:28 PM

As governor, he appointed 35 judges. 9 were Republican 25 were Democrats

You are smoking some Whitney Houston grade crack if you think McWillard will appoint conservatives to SCOTUS.

angryed on May 2, 2012 at 11:22 PM

How many Republican justices do you think you could get nominated in the MA legislature? What do you think a sea of democrats are going to nominate his conga line of mini Scalias in MA, if there were even any to choose from in that state? What kind of fantasy land are you living in?

The Count on May 2, 2012 at 11:29 PM

The Count on May 2, 2012 at 11:22 PM

“People like you”?

cam2 on May 2, 2012 at 11:33 PM

“You’re being dumb. Walker needs people to vote for HIM in the REPUBLICAN primary (which is being held on the same day) because the Democrats nominated a fake Republican candidate to run against him…and if too many GOP voters fail to show up and vote for him (thinking it’s a foregone conclusion that he’ll be on the ballot), then the moby will win.”

That’s just nonsense and it’s crap like this that will lead to Walker’s defeat vs Barrett. The Dems aren’t at all planning to vote in the GOP primary. They just got some goof on the ballot so there would at least be a primary on the Republican side to try and prevent the GOP voters from making the smart, tactical decision and have Falk be the Dem nominee and get crushed. All that’s needed is a concerted effort in a few counties (Waukesha and Washington as I said before would do the trick) and it’s a nice, stress free election night in June. But Republicans have never been very good strategists when it comes to winning elections. That poll is telling us what to do and people are just too friggin’ dumb to do it.

gumbyandpokey on May 2, 2012 at 11:39 PM

The solid thing going for WI is that if Barrett wins (which he should), he doesn’t sell in other parts of WI.

On merit alone, Walker should win and he will do just fine against Barrett. WI isn’t exactly a hotbed for snazzy liberal politicians.

It may be a tough and hard slog, but I still see Walker pulling this out.

Midwestprincesse on May 2, 2012 at 11:53 PM

cam2 on May 2, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Sorry, but citing MSNBC as a source for your argument renders it invalid.

Myron Falwell on May 2, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Gumbyandpokey, no offense but you are striking me as either a demo-liking or a union-liking plant, in here to psyche out the Walker proponents with your doom-saying talk and your pseudo-pro-Walker stance.
I am in Wisconsin and I have been heartened by all the new “We stand with Scott Walker” signs popping up recently. Regardless of any possible union reprisals, more and more people are showing their support of Walker.
As for Walker not defending himself, he was on a whirlwind interview schedule today doing just that. I heard him on VCYAmerica radio today, being asked the same things the dems are accusing him of doing. And no, he may not answer with fire and brimestone. But he doesn’t have to, he calmly states the facts; what is wrong with how the news media is reporting on his policies, and that he did what he was elected to do, which is balance the budget, which was in a horrible state when Doyle was Gov. Yet he did it! And without any increase in taxes.
You can’t sit there and call Scott Walker a wet noodle when he stared down the union bosses square in the face, and still came out on top, implementing policies which are helping ALL of the taxpayers of Wisconsin. Well, except maybe the union bosses, who are hoping to get Barrett or Falk in so they can go back to fleecing the union members.
By the way, on that radio interview, after the Gov. left, the host took phone calls, and not one of them was against Walker. And they were mostly all from WI. There were even some teachers and union members who called in to support him. And no, they weren’t taking just supporters’ phone calls. I have listened to that show many times before and they always let opposing viewpoints call in.

So, G&P, things are not as dire as you are thinking they are. Or would like us to think, if that is your motive. Not saying they are, but you do have a rather negative attitude for someone who supports Walker.
For another thing, you know polls are basically worth crap, especially one that comes out of Milwaukee, you know, where Barrett is mayor! What would you think they would report?!

Sterling Holobyte on May 3, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Myron Falwell on May 2, 2012 at 11:56 PM

LOL! The numbers are from Smart Media.

cam2 on May 3, 2012 at 12:30 AM

promachus on May 2, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Let me guess…intelligible syntax is racist?

DavidW on May 2, 2012 at 10:28 PM

It’s still butt hurt that Palin didn’t run.
Ignore it.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 3, 2012 at 12:35 AM

That is quite a turn around from polls last month:

A new robopoll from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling shows Gov. Scott Walker (R) with a slim lead over both likely Democratic rivals in the June Wisconsin recall election. Walker leads Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett 50 percent to 45 percent and former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk 50 percent to 43 percent.

Maybe I missed something but I’ve heard of nothing happening to cause that change, and I doubt the liberals will be motivated to vote.

I hope Sketchy stays out of this. I want Walker to win.

DannoJyd on May 3, 2012 at 3:15 AM

Who’s Scott Walker? … Oh yeah, the pretty boy with the truck who is in a neck-to-neck contest with some pseudo–1/32-Cherokee–professor of lesbian Edwardian lit.

Um, no. That would be Scott Brown. you’re off by about 1200 miles.

subsonic on May 3, 2012 at 4:16 AM

Those are not exactly “recent” polls that RealClearPolitics has. The most-recent poll, from PPP for DailyKos (and hence not part of the RCP average as a purely partisan poll), had Walker up 5 on Barrett.

Speaking of that PPP/DKos poll, the results from that for the Walker v the other Dems matchups are virtually indistinguishable from the latest Marquette Law School poll. Indeed, if the two polls had identical partisan splits (this one was 34% I/33% D/30% R, the PPP’s was 37% I/32% R/31% D), they would be indistinguishable.

Steve Eggleston on May 3, 2012 at 8:02 AM

The last PPP poll had Walker +5, didn’t it?

Mark1971 on May 2, 2012 at 9:45 PM

The last PPP/DKos poll (write-up linked in my previous comment).

Steve Eggleston on May 3, 2012 at 8:03 AM

cam2

No one’s debating the truth of it, which is what the smug little Democrats on Twitter smirk back at you. Of course, there’s NO ANSWER when you ask what Wisconsin’s job losses would have been had Scott Walker NOT implemented his promised reforms, as there is no mention of the fiscal DISASTER facing the state when he took over in the NBC report.

Nor any mention of the state’s umemployment chart (I link to it), which is headed on a lovely downward slope.

It was a hatchet job, pure and simple. And every still-employed Wisconsin worker BECAUSE Scott Walker was able to accomplish what he did should be flooding their offices with complaints. But they won’t, because most are union anyway, right?

tree hugging sister on May 3, 2012 at 8:57 AM

So all we have is polls from PPP and a law school? Yawn.

eyedoc on May 3, 2012 at 9:17 AM

So all we have is are polls from PPP and a law school? Yawn.

See, I really am bored.

eyedoc on May 3, 2012 at 9:19 AM

Not because we are not right, but because this country has changed.
Given the state of this country, the fact that Obama is still so popular, says it all. And whatever the reasons are, a bias press, a “give me” mentality, or people who are too lazy to dig up the truth on their own, or just to uninvolved to vote…doesn’t matter. We should not have to be working so hard at getting conservatives elected.

marnes on May 2, 2012 at 10:21

It’s too late. The country has changed. Since the education system at all levels was ceded to the left in the 60′s they have been indoctrinating most of the US children and college students for 50 years. How does anyone think the mass indoctrination will turn out? The left owns the future, UNLESS the education system is taken back from the commie libs who use it for their own purposes. There is also no fight left in the average citizen…they’re just happy to have their 3 bdrm. 2 bath home, nice yard, 2 kids and their soccer games. We are screwed.

Doomsday on May 3, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Marcia Coakley had a big lead over Scott Brown too. Until the real poll.

That’s the one that counts.

dogsoldier on May 3, 2012 at 10:29 AM

So how does the actual balloting work? Do you vote to recall or not recall Walker, and then do you have a separate ballot about who you want to replace him, or do you just decide between Walker and Whatshisface, as if it were a regular gubernatorial election?

And if Walker prevails, does he get a new four-year term or will he just serve out the remainder of his term?

Time Lord on May 3, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Walker has a boatload of cash he has not yet spent. It may be close, but I suspect he will win.

Colony14 on May 3, 2012 at 4:17 PM