Poll: Scott Walker loses seven-point lead, now tied in Wisconsin reelection race

posted at 4:41 pm on May 21, 2014 by Allahpundit

Realistically, Walker’s the best chance conservatives have at a nominee who’s both acceptable to them and capable of stopping the RINO dynamic duo of Jeb Bush and Chris Christie in the primaries. Two months ago, that scenario was right on track: Walker led Democrat Mary Burke 48/41 in his race for a second term as Wisconsin governor. Two months later, the lead is up in smoke. It’s 46/46 among registered voters with Burke’s name-recognition rising.

Granted, Walker leads by three here among likely voters, but nothing’s going to stop me when I’m in an eeyore spiral. Dude, I’m nervous:

In May the gender gap finds Walker leading among men by 52 percent to 42 percent while Burke leads among women by 49 percent to 41 percent. In March, Walker won men by 52 to 37 percent while Burke and Walker tied among women with 44 percent each.

Voters age 18 through 44 support Burke over Walker by 51 percent to 41 percent, reversing a 49 percent to 38 percent Walker advantage in March. Among voters 45 and older, support has been more stable, with Walker receiving 49 percent to Burke’s 42 percent, as compared to Walker’s 47-43 margin over Burke in March…

Approval of Walker’s handing of his job as governor has risen slightly in May to 49 percent, with 46 percent disapproving. In March, 47 percent approved and 47 percent disapproved.

Fifty-two percent of voters say Wisconsin is headed in the right direction, while 42 percent say it is off on the wrong track, little changed from 54 percent right direction and 42 percent wrong track in March. Forty-eight percent of voters see the state budget as being in better shape now than a few years ago, while 22 percent see it about the same and 25 percent say it is in worse shape now.

I’m tempted to dismiss this as nothing more than a byproduct of a bad sample. In March, when he led by seven among registered voters, the sample was 27D/25R. Today, with the race tied, it’s 32D/24R. Independents favor Walker, so the smaller the margin between Democratic and Republican turnout this fall, the greater the likelihood of a Walker win. And Republicans are capable of beating Dems in turnout even in a blue state like Wisconsin. The exit polls for Walker’s 2012 recall win showed 35R/34D at the polls that day. It’s a truism because it’s true: In this case, it really does come down to turnout. And if I’m a member of the national Democratic leadership, eyeing the inevitability of a Walker presidential run if he wins this race, I’d work very, very hard to turn out Wisconsin Democrats to pull this upset. Walker’s arguably the most formidable candidate in the Republican field — executive experience, midwestern, not prone to easily exploited verbal gaffes, and someone whom both wings of the GOP would line up for. If you want to take this guy out, blowing him up on the launchpad in Wisconsin may be your only chance.

On the other hand, it’s possible that a generally Democratic electorate has reverted to form lately, which would make the sample more legit. The gender split also suggests growth by Burke as the public gets to know her better. Two months ago, her favorable rating was 19/22 with 59 percent saying they don’t know her well enough to have an opinion. Two months later, 51 percent say they don’t know her well enough and her favorable rating stands at 27/22. And before you say “that’s only because there are more Democrats in this poll,” know that this isn’t the only survey out there showing the race tied. A Republican poll taken a month ago also had it tied, as did a Rasmussen poll taken in March. And although the right track/wrong track numbers here look good for Walker, Obama’s job approval in Wisconsin is working against him. Nationally, The One is stuck at a dismal 42/52; in Walker’s state, O’s at 48/45. If that holds, expect to see a bunch of big-name Democrats, including Obama himself, campaigning in Madison this fall.

One other tidbit: Wisconsinites don’t like the idea of Walker running for president (27/67) and don’t think he can do his job as governor properly if he’s running nationally at the same time (31/65). I remember Christie’s opponent in New Jersey trying to make that an issue in his reelection run, pointing out that he was using the election as a stepping stone, but his lead was too big for that to matter. Walker’s isn’t. The more attention he gets as a potential GOP nominee, the more of a jam he’ll be in before fall.


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The Guinea worms smell blood.

Schadenfreude on May 21, 2014 at 4:44 PM

A bunch of BS if you ask me.

Amjean on May 21, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Frankie says RELAX.

LASue on May 21, 2014 at 4:47 PM

With 52% saying Wis is headed in the right direction, he’ll be just fine. They had to tweak the sample pretty hard to get this.

Rational Thought on May 21, 2014 at 4:47 PM

BS

jake-the-goose on May 21, 2014 at 4:47 PM

He’s got a great economic record and his reforms are working. However, we can never underestimate the stupidity of some voters.

cat_owner on May 21, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Realistically, Walker’s the best chance conservatives have at a nominee who’s both acceptable to them and capable of stopping the RINO dynamic duo of Jeb Bush and Chris Christie in the primaries.

Dull and boring beats a dynastic king and a Jersey bully? I don’t think so. The GOP has plenty of other contenders (Huckabee, Santorum, Cruz, Jindal, Pence) that would stack up better against Bush and Christie.

Stoic Patriot on May 21, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Stoic Patriot on May 21, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Huckabee and Santorum? Seriously?

cat_owner on May 21, 2014 at 4:49 PM

I say BS on this one and if true Wisconsin deserves what they get…

sandee on May 21, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Stoic Patriot on May 21, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Huckabee and Santorum? Seriously?

cat_owner on May 21, 2014 at 4:49 PM

o_O

bazil9 on May 21, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Huckabee and Santorum? Seriously?

cat_owner on May 21, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Quite so. Huckabee leads national GOP polls, and Santorum nearly knocked off Romney last time despite no money and no pundits in his corner.

Stoic Patriot on May 21, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Stoic Patriot on May 21, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Speaking of Jindal, he’s going to be on the new season premiere of Duck Dynasty in a few weeks…

ladyingray on May 21, 2014 at 4:51 PM

To have Wisconsin out of the hands of the Koch brothers would be nice.

libfreeordie on May 21, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Uh Oh is right HA. O_O

Bmore on May 21, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Huckabee and Santorum? Seriously?

cat_owner on May 21, 2014 at 4:49 PM
o_O

bazil9 on May 21, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Me too! WTF?

KCB on May 21, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Walker is popular but the Dems in Wisconsin are insane and will do anything in their power to win. Burke is a weak candidate, though. I think he’ll win, but it won’t be easy.

Mr. D on May 21, 2014 at 4:52 PM

While this gives me pause..I think it is an outlier..I believe Walker will win..:)

Dire Straits on May 21, 2014 at 4:52 PM

To have America out of the hands of the Koch brothers would be nice and profitable for all.

libfreeordie on May 21, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Bmore on May 21, 2014 at 4:52 PM

When is the election, again????

BetseyRoss on May 21, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Busses full of illegals heading to WI on voting day to aid the local goonions and other herds that vote Dims.

burrata on May 21, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Stoic Patriot on May 21, 2014 at 4:50 PM

If we want another huge loss, then Huckabee or Santorum are our guys.

cat_owner on May 21, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Dude, I’m nervous:

You should be and have every reason to be. The country is going down the tubes.

Bmore on May 21, 2014 at 4:54 PM

To have Wisconsin out of the hands of the Koch brothers would be nice.

libfreeordie on May 21, 2014 at 4:51 PM

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

*wheeze* Stop it! Your Harry Reid impression is killing me!

Turtle317 on May 21, 2014 at 4:54 PM

libfreeordie on May 21, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Does your Mom know you are playing on the computer again?

KCB on May 21, 2014 at 4:55 PM

To have Wisconsin out of the hands of the Koch brothers would be nice.

libfreeordie on May 21, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Who do you want to buy WI ?
Soros ? Steyer ? Some jihady ?

burrata on May 21, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Stoic Patriot on May 21, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Really??..What are you people??..:)

Dire Straits on May 21, 2014 at 4:55 PM

I’ll chalk it up to a bad sample – the only time the D/R split approaches what the latest Marquette poll has is Rat wave Presidential elections.

Steve Eggleston on May 21, 2014 at 4:56 PM

I doubt it unless they polled the Madison Teacher’s Union.

viking01 on May 21, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Busses full of illegals heading to WI on voting day to aid the local goonions and other herds that vote Dims.

burrata on May 21, 2014 at 4:52 PM

They might have to stay in Chicago – Illinois governor Pat Quinn is in some trouble (both politically and legally – word on the street is the central Illinois US Attorney is looking into misappropriation of federal funds).

Steve Eggleston on May 21, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Dire Straits on May 21, 2014 at 4:55 PM

For missing you on the other thread. Good afternoon Dire! ; )

Bmore on May 21, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Well if he loses, that’s one less pro-amnesty, open borders corporatist in the 2016 field.

Jon0815 on May 21, 2014 at 4:58 PM

If we want another huge loss, then Huckabee or Santorum are our guys.

cat_owner on May 21, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Hardly, unless you’re going to say that about every candidate. Let’s take a look at the latest polling of Ohio, shall we? Let’s see how the candidates stack up against Hillary.

Everyone basically has identical performance. What I think would give Huckabee an edge would be his biography along with his gift for gab. Similarly, while Santorum wasn’t polled I think he’d be able to do well in the Midwest given his socially conservative record and blue collar background.

Stoic Patriot on May 21, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Steve Eggleston on May 21, 2014 at 4:58 PM

lolz..We have seen this movie before haven’t we?..:)

Dire Straits on May 21, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Dude, I’m nervous:

I’m not. I haven’t noticed any ground swell for Burke. Furthermore, the state Dem party is protecting her from tough interviews/questions. Why? because she can’t even handle softball ones.

Burke is trying to walk a tightrope. The crazy left in this state want her to go, well, crazy left. Once the heavy Ad buys start along with the debates, Dem’s will be so disheartened they won’t show up at the polls.

They want Act 10 repelled, NOW!!!! She wont give it to them because she can’t, meaning Walker was right and the people like it.

WisRich on May 21, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Huckabee, Santorum

LOLOL

Good Lt on May 21, 2014 at 5:01 PM

He’ll win.

dpduq on May 21, 2014 at 5:01 PM

lolz..We have seen this movie before haven’t we?..:)

Dire Straits on May 21, 2014 at 5:00 PM

One would think honesty would make a cool film… I guess Chicago politicians… or should I say thugs?… never learn.

Turtle317 on May 21, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Hopefully a reminder to not get cocky.

22044 on May 21, 2014 at 5:01 PM

To have Wisconsin out of the hands of the Koch brothers would be nice.

libfreeordie on May 21, 2014 at 4:51 PM

This is why I like you; you’re not afraid to hang it all out there. Whomp!

SailorMark on May 21, 2014 at 5:02 PM

To have America out of the hands of the Koch brothers Tom Steyer and and George Soros would be nice and profitable for all.

libfreeordie on May 21, 2014 at 4:51 PM

There, FIFY.

herm2416 on May 21, 2014 at 5:02 PM

And what were the polls saying this far in advance of the 2 prior elections Walker won?

dentarthurdent on May 21, 2014 at 5:03 PM

It’s incredible that Wisconsin Dem voters see what is happening in Illinois and actually want that for themselves. It’s sad, scary, and shocking.

tobes on May 21, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Stoic Patriot on May 21, 2014 at 4:59 PM

What’s so compelling about Huckabee’s biography? Santorum lost his Senate reelection bid by 18 or so points.

Santorum or Huckabee would lose in a landslide.

cat_owner on May 21, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Does Mary Burke agree with killing vets for bonus money?

faraway on May 21, 2014 at 5:04 PM

WisRich on May 21, 2014 at 5:00 PM

+ 10..Thanks..That makes me feel better..:)

Dire Straits on May 21, 2014 at 5:04 PM

I guess Chicago politicians… or should I say thugs?… never learn.

Turtle317 on May 21, 2014 at 5:01 PM

You are correct..:)

Dire Straits on May 21, 2014 at 5:05 PM

And if I’m a member of the national Democratic leadership, eyeing the inevitability of a Walker presidential run if he wins this race, I’d work very, very hard to turn out Wisconsin Democrats to pull this upset. Walker’s arguably the most formidable candidate in the Republican field — executive experience, midwestern, not prone to easily exploited verbal gaffes, and someone whom both wings of the GOP would line up for. If you want to take this guy out, blowing him up on the launchpad in Wisconsin may be your only chance.

Yup. Dems are going throw the kithen sink at this. They did in the recall but stakes are higher now for the reasons you list.

Kataklysmic on May 21, 2014 at 5:05 PM

And what were the polls saying this far in advance of the 2 prior elections Walker won?

dentarthurdent on May 21, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Here is the recall election polling.

And here is the 2010 polling.

Stoic Patriot on May 21, 2014 at 5:06 PM

WisRich on May 21, 2014 at 5:00 PM

That’s very good to hear.

cat_owner on May 21, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Hopefully a reminder to not get cocky.

22044 on May 21, 2014 at 5:01 PM

I agree..:)

Dire Straits on May 21, 2014 at 5:06 PM

WisRich on May 21, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Is this pretty significant?

One other tidbit: Wisconsinites don’t like the idea of Walker running for president (27/67) and don’t think he can do his job as governor properly if he’s running nationally at the same time (31/65).

butch on May 21, 2014 at 5:07 PM

One more thing – Americans for Prosperity is about to kick off the continuation of their 2012 ad campaign touting the success of Act 10 – It’s Still Working. They’re going live with an ad buy next week.

Steve Eggleston on May 21, 2014 at 5:07 PM

What’s so compelling about Huckabee’s biography? Santorum lost his Senate reelection bid by 18 or so points.

Santorum or Huckabee would lose in a landslide.

cat_owner on May 21, 2014 at 5:04 PM

And despite Santorum’s loss in Pennsylvania (during a wave election against Iraq I might add), he came back to finish 2nd in 2012, beating out many other candidates with supposedly far superior resumes and prospects.

As for Huckabee’s biography, the guy grew up literally dirt poor. If you want a guy who can talk about poverty, relate to the working class, and tell an inspiring tale about opportunity and going from rags to riches, Huckabee is the guy.

Stoic Patriot on May 21, 2014 at 5:07 PM

To have Wisconsin out of the hands of the Koch brothers would be nice.

libfreeordie on May 21, 2014 at 4:51 PM

I love those sweet, sweet tears.

Reminds me of “crying man”.

“Its done. Democracy’s dead.”

God I love that vid.

WisRich on May 21, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Santorum or Huckabee would lose in a landslide.

cat_owner on May 21, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Everybody know this..Hopefully they will not run..I can’t see it..:)

Dire Straits on May 21, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Well if he loses, that’s one less pro-amnesty, open borders corporatist in the 2016 field.

Jon0815 on May 21, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Who is your choice?

Mimzey on May 21, 2014 at 5:08 PM

One other tidbit: Wisconsinites don’t like the idea of Walker running for president (27/67) and don’t think he can do his job as governor properly if he’s running nationally at the same time (31/65).

butch on May 21, 2014 at 5:07 PM

I don’t know what to make of that. I’ve never gotten that vib.

WisRich on May 21, 2014 at 5:10 PM

To have Wisconsin out of the hands of the Koch brothers would be nice.

libfreeordie on May 21, 2014 at 4:51 PM

You know, I read something like this and it just leaves me at a total loss for words.

Its like when your crazy drunk uncle grabs you at the Thanksgiving dinner and starts talking about the invisible helicopters hovering over his house at night; you just want to say “Uh huh, uh huh- that’s interesting.” and sidle away as quickly as possible.

Dolce Far Niente on May 21, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Who is your choice?

Mimzey on May 21, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Bobby Jindal seems to be the only one that is not open borders and pro amnesty.

astonerii on May 21, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Well, they deserve what they get if they vote for another Progtard.

Resist We Much on May 21, 2014 at 5:12 PM

With the disastrous effects of obamacare continuing to roll in, the bad joke of the state of the economy, the laughing stock THE ONE has made out of foreign policy, the NSA, the IRS, Benghazi, and now the VA healthcare mess (wonder what obamacare is going to look like anyone?), everything is pointing toward a blowout year for demorats and a boom year for republicans.

It’s late May. Primary season is about over. Time for the Ministry of Propaganda (ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, PBS, CNN, WaPo, the NYT, etc.) to begin their aggressive public relations campaign to discredit republican candidates, dispirit conservatives to inhibit fund raising and suppress the conservative vote. How to do this? Why … it’s so simple! Lots and lots of ‘polls’ showing the inevitability of electoral victory for demorats! That’s done by skewed sampling and rejecting people who ‘don’t fit the demographic’ (translation: won’t answer the questions with the answers the poll is seeking!)

Honestly, how many times do we have to see this pattern before it registers?

It’s like the scandals … Obama didn’t know about it until he saw it on the news.

r27cj on May 21, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Steve Eggleston on May 21, 2014 at 5:07 PM

That video has a powerful message. Walker has a great record to run on, particularly considering the mess he inherited.

cat_owner on May 21, 2014 at 5:12 PM

I KNEW there was something I had forgotten to do this week.

Thanks HotAir

WryTrvllr on May 21, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Every schoolyard child knows tie goes to the incumbent.

HopeHeFails on May 21, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Walker has a great record to run on, particularly considering the mess he inherited.

cat_owner on May 21, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Did Walker ever claim he inherited anything? Legitimate question, not back-sass.

Judge_Dredd on May 21, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Oh Lord, please save us from Eeyore. Despair is a sin, Allah.

Here’s Piglet:

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh,” he whispered.

“Yes, Piglet?”

“Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw, “I just wanted to be sure of you.”

Be sure of us, Allah.

Esaus Message on May 21, 2014 at 5:15 PM

To have Wisconsin out of the hands of the Koch brothers would be nice.

libfreeordie on May 21, 2014 at 4:51 PM

The obama, the oaf, threads need you.

Schadenfreude on May 21, 2014 at 5:15 PM

Esaus Message on May 21, 2014 at 5:15 PM

rofl..:)

Dire Straits on May 21, 2014 at 5:16 PM

To have Wisconsin out of the hands of the Koch brothers would be nice.

libfreeordie on May 21, 2014 at 4:51 PM

rofl..Dingy Harry thanks you for that..:)

Dire Straits on May 21, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Maybe Allah can turn to God – who promises His followers peace that surpasses all understanding.
Too much to ask? :)

22044 on May 21, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Judge_Dredd on May 21, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Wisconsin was a fiscal disaster when he took office. However, unlike people such as Obama, he didn’t blame everything on his predecessor.

cat_owner on May 21, 2014 at 5:19 PM

To have Wisconsin out of the hands of the Koch brothers would be nice.

libfreeordie on May 21, 2014 at 4:51 PM

If you really feel that way because the Koch’s have money and like spending it on polictics, then you better get a different candidate then Mark Burke. She’s got lots of dough and is self funding a large portion of her campaign.

WisRich on May 21, 2014 at 5:20 PM

They might have to stay in Chicago – Illinois governor Pat Quinn is in some trouble (both politically and legally – word on the street is the central Illinois US Attorney is looking into misappropriation of federal funds).

Steve Eggleston on May 21, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Hussein can arrange an unending supply of illegals in a heartbeat,
and they don’t even cost that much to Soros I mean Steyer, or whichever Shiite or wahabi jihady wants to buy WI ,
given the number of votes illegals can cast once they are put on welfare.

burrata on May 21, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Wisconsin was a fiscal disaster when he took office. However, unlike people such as Obama, he didn’t blame everything on his predecessor.

cat_owner on May 21, 2014 at 5:19 PM

That’s just it. I don’t remember anyone blaming a predecessor. Not Reagan, not Bush 43, not even Slickwillie. Just Obama.

Judge_Dredd on May 21, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Lets take the turnout here in Scott County Kentucky as a bellwether for the November election. According to the County Clerk we didn’t even get 30% of Registered Voters show up at the polls yesterday, and that appears to be consistent throughout the State. I wouldn’t count on Registered voters this fall. Likely voters should be a better way to get good numbers.

Mind you this low voter turnout happened even after the MSM blitzed the State with anti McConnell ads including hundreds of TV and Radio ads along with every single newspaper in the State hyping the Primary race between McConnell and Bevin as a reason to register and get out to vote and “Ditch Mitch”.

Johnnyreb on May 21, 2014 at 5:22 PM

To have Wisconsin out of the hands of the Koch brothers would be nice.

libfreeordie on May 21, 2014 at 4:51 PM

‘Cuz, like, um, ya know, it would be much better if Wisconsin were in the hands of George Soros, Warren Buffett, and the Steyer brothers.

Speaking of you and Harry’s nasty Koch habit

Via WaPo:

Few private citizens find themselves in the congressional record as much as Charles and David Koch. The billionaire industrialists fund a panoply of conservative political groups to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars. And they are near-daily targets of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who, at last count, mentioned the brothers on the Senate floor 134 times.

The name calling – “un-American,” “oil barons,” “multizillionaires” – seems meant to rally fundraising for his party, but we wondered how many people in Reid’s own state would know who the Koch brothers are. So we went to Las Vegas, where, as it turns out, barely anyone did.

Ouch.

Resist We Much on May 21, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Judge_Dredd on May 21, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Yep, that’s true about the man child.

cat_owner on May 21, 2014 at 5:23 PM

To have Wisconsin out of the hands of the Koch brothers would be nice.

libfreeordie on May 21, 2014 at 4:51 PM

You’re killin’ me, Smalls. I live in WI; the Madidiots have tried that play endlessly. No results. Outside of Birkenstopolis nobody knows or cares who the Koch brothers are.

Find another leg to hump, puppy.

M240H on May 21, 2014 at 5:26 PM

No matter how Walker improved WI’s financial condition, I guess you just can’t get people to have an adult view of dependence on Dem handouts they evidently are once more mindlessly lusting after returning to. These scumbags just don’t deserve Walker.

russedav on May 21, 2014 at 5:27 PM

Hey, Libfree, why is Mary Burke afraid to come out of the closet?

If Senator Tammy Baldwin can be openly homosexual why can’t Mary Burke? Why the deception in the Age of All That Is Gay?

M240H on May 21, 2014 at 5:29 PM

Few private citizens find themselves in the congressional record as much as Charles and David Koch. The billionaire industrialists fund a panoply of conservative political groups to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars. And they are near-daily targets of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who, at last count, mentioned the brothers on the Senate floor 134 times.

The name calling – “un-American,” “oil barons,” “multizillionaires” – seems meant to rally fundraising for his party, but we wondered how many people in Reid’s own state would know who the Koch brothers are. So we went to Las Vegas, where, as it turns out, barely anyone did.

Ouch.

Resist We Much on May 21, 2014 at 5:23 PM

It wasn’t meant to scare voters.

It was warning shot meant scare other wealthy Republican donors from getting involved.

This was Reids’ and Obama’s way of reversing the Citizens United ruling by SCOTUS. As was the IRS scandal.

WisRich on May 21, 2014 at 5:31 PM

I still think Walker is in good shape, but the GOP needs to remain as engaged as they were in his prior races.

changer1701 on May 21, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Yep, that’s true about the man child.

cat_owner on May 21, 2014 at 5:23 PM

As I suspected. If anyone else can remember an instance of a major politician blaming their predecessor, please speak up. Libfreeordie, can you think of anyone and possibly provide a link?

Judge_Dredd on May 21, 2014 at 5:34 PM

To have America out of the hands of the Koch brothers would be nice and profitable for all.

libfreeordie on May 21, 2014 at 4:51 PM

But Soros is cool right? I mean a foreign born billionaire currency manipulator who looks like a James Bond villain (however missing white Angora cat) is your hero.

BTW How come he won’t allow Media Matters to unionize?

William Eaton on May 21, 2014 at 5:37 PM

So wait. The sample gives a +9 Democrat advantage over actual turnout in the last election and you are worried?

Bad poll dude. Ignore it.

P.S. God I get sick of of you crapping yourself over every biased poll that comes down the pike. Just stop it.

mitchellvii on May 21, 2014 at 5:43 PM

Dude, I’m nervous:

Every time you say this, I’m convinced you’re rooting for the thing that makes you nervous to happen.

Oh, and I’m not nervous. Let Wisconsin snatch economic and budgetary failure out of the jaws of victory. It’s up to them.

xNavigator on May 21, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Quite so. Huckabee leads national GOP polls, and Santorum nearly knocked off Romney last time despite no money and no pundits in his corner.

Stoic Patriot on May 21, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Schmuckabee and Sanitorium both capture the worst elements in Presidential politics for winning votes in the dreaded combination — fiscally liberal and religious-socially conservative. This way they lose the significant majority of both parties; the liberals who hate Christians and the conservatives who hate money-printing liberals.

Lose-Lose! Awesome.

Jaibones on May 21, 2014 at 5:53 PM

To have Wisconsin out of the hands of the Koch brothers would be nice.

libfreeordie on May 21, 2014 at 4:51 PM

LOL. Thanks for the laugh. I needed that today.

KateNE on May 21, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Quite so. Huckabee leads national GOP polls, and Santorum nearly knocked off Romney last time despite no money and no pundits in his corner.

Stoic Patriot on May 21, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Won’t vote for either Huckabee or Santorum. Ever.

Resist We Much on May 21, 2014 at 6:03 PM

Hey Stoic Patriot, Huckabee favors Common Core. That right there should disqualify him for running for president. Common Core makes kids even more dumb then they already are.

BroncosRock on May 21, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Anyone who wants Huckabee wants to make kids more stupid. If you want to vote for a big government, Chamber of Commerce guy, vote for Bush.

BroncosRock on May 21, 2014 at 6:10 PM

Anyone who wants Huckabee wants to make kids more stupid. If you want to vote for a big government, Chamber of Commerce guy, vote for Bush.

BroncosRock on May 21, 2014 at 6:10 PM

That’s some choice you’ve given us.

Judge_Dredd on May 21, 2014 at 6:18 PM

Won’t vote for either Huckabee or Santorum. Ever.

Resist We Much on May 21, 2014 at 6:03 PM

Ditto that.

Bmore on May 21, 2014 at 6:19 PM

William Eaton on May 21, 2014 at 5:37 PM

To be fair Mr. Eaton. The quote you used was my correction of the slaves comment. ; )

Bmore on May 21, 2014 at 6:20 PM

Won’t vote for either Huckabee or Santorum. Ever.

Resist We Much on May 21, 2014 at 6:03 PM

Ditto that.

Bmore on May 21, 2014 at 6:19 PM

They are both completely unelectable. I’d vote for Crisp Christe before I’d vote for Huckabee and probably vote for Killary over Santorum.

Skipity on May 21, 2014 at 6:29 PM

What I was pointing out Judge_Dredd was the fact Huckabee and Bush believes in the same progressive idea of growing government and making kids more stupid.

BroncosRock on May 21, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Don’t you worry, AP. Wisconsin will still have a candidate:

Rep. Paul Ryan told a group of business elites and donors at a New York City fundraiser that he’s asking friends and supporters “to keep their powder dry” as he mulls a 2016 presidential bid, two attendees told POLITICO.
It was among the most explicit statements Ryan has made to a crowd about his process with regards to a presidential run. And it came at a time when political insiders have questioned how eager he is to run.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/05/paul-ryan-signals-openness-to-2016-run-106962.html#ixzz32ONB8DG5

kcewa on May 21, 2014 at 6:33 PM

Busses full of illegals heading to WI on voting day to aid the local goonions and other herds that vote Dims.

burrata on May 21, 2014 at 4:52 PM

They might have to stay in Chicago – Illinois governor Pat Quinn is in some trouble (both politically and legally – word on the street is the central Illinois US Attorney is looking into misappropriation of federal funds).

Steve Eggleston on May 21, 2014 at 4:58 PM

This is why Democratics demand ‘early voting’, it allows their bused-in goons to vote in many more than one location.

slickwillie2001 on May 21, 2014 at 6:38 PM

I hope Walker loses.

He’s a big gov lover and Amnesty whore for the Chamber.

TEAT UP AMERICA!!!

The gop can go straight to electoral hell for all I care……….they are all liars and thieves.

PappyD61 on May 21, 2014 at 6:42 PM

This has to be a joke, right? Walker busts his butt for the people of Wisconsin and they wanna boot him out and put in the same kind of person that destroyed their state in the first place???

Jack_Burton on May 21, 2014 at 6:44 PM

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