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Walker Recall Could Be Nail-Biter

Walker Recall Could Be Nail-Biter

We have less than 12 days to go before Wisconsin decides whether or not to recall its Governor, Republican Scott Walker, and polls are flying.  One shows Walker leading his Democratic challenger, Tom Barrett, by 8 percent, and another shows him up by a slightly smaller margin of just 5 percent.

Many pundits are claiming this means the race is mostly decided.  But is it?  The 5 percent poll actually has a margin of error of 5 percent as well, meaning the two are in a statistical tie.  And a tie is what Democrats are seeing in their polling, too. According to the Post Crescent, “In a news release Tuesday, Barrett’s campaign said a survey conducted May 19-21 gives Walker a 50 to 47 lead that falls within the poll’s four-point margin of error. The poll also showed Barrett leading 50 to 44 among independents.”

So, who is going to win?  Once again, it comes down to whoever best turns out their voters. Politico reports, “Brian Sikma, who runs a conservative media-tracking outfit in Wisconsin, believes if voters were set on dislodging Walker after just 17 months in office, they would’ve been convinced by now. But Sikma cautioned that it would be foolish to think Walker would stroll to victory in an evenly divided, polarized state. ‘This is still a turnout battle,’ Sikma said, ‘so it is a mistake to write off the outcome as certain one way or the other.’”

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11:22AM PDT on May 27, 2012

Walker is a crook pure and simple. After his massive defeat, it is jail time for the sleeze-ball.

7:48AM PDT on May 26, 2012

I don't believe the polls, which can be skewed in favor of the incumbent. Walker will go down in flames on June 5. I cannot wait to hear his concession speech. And then, prison!

3:05AM PDT on May 26, 2012

How incredibly stupid does someone have to be to vote for Walker?
I would hope that the only way he COULD win an election was by outright rigging!

8:43PM PDT on May 25, 2012

DOWN WITH THE gop !!!!

5:23PM PDT on May 25, 2012

Karma is a bitch! Let's just hope the good people of Wisconsin are smart enough to overcome big money and get this creep out of office!

2:19PM PDT on May 25, 2012

One factor at play here is an on-going attempt by Walker and his henchmen to rig the vote in his favor anyway they can. This is to be expected by anything as corrupt as the current Republican Party in general and a low-life such as Walker in particular. Add to this the fact that it is ridiculously easy to persuade far too many low information voters to vote against their own best interests and therein lies the nail-biter.

12:45PM PDT on May 25, 2012

I can't believe that the people in his state can't see why he should go.

12:45PM PDT on May 25, 2012

If you live in Wisconsin and vote for Walker, you must be deaf, mute and blind OR totally insane.

Wise up Wisconsin....Walker MUST GO. Don't let the Koch Bros. money convince you otherwise or buy your votes.

12:19PM PDT on May 25, 2012

Mark K said: "@ Don H. Public sector union members are NOT working class people... they produce NOTHING and are the majority of Wisconsin union members."

Mark, they are working class people. They do produce. What they produce is very tangible. They produce educated children, they put out fires, they protect the streets and provide many other services that we all enjoy. They spend their paychecks in the marketplace which allows business to thrive. What you say just isn't true. It sounds suspiciously like something one would hear from Shawn Hannity.

11:36AM PDT on May 25, 2012

The whole incredible IRONY of "Citizens United", is, that
NO MATTER HOW MANY CORPORATE DOLLAR$$$$$ THE REPUKELICANS SPEND,
THEIR ADS ARE PATHETICALLY LAUGHABLE AND DO THEM NO GOOD!

Not ONLY are their Campaign Ads full of LIES AND B.S. -- which can be EASILY Fact-checked on the Internet and other sources, so are NO SECRET {except to the low-info folks} -- but, from what I have seen so far and expect to see more of,
THEIR ADS ARE TOTALLY CLUELESS AND TALENTLESS. MOST Unconvincing!!!
It seems that REPUKELICANS SIMPLY CANNOT FIND TALENTED PEOPLE TO CREATE THEIR ADS. Folks with any political integrity at all, WON'T WORK FOR *ANY* AMOUNT OF REPUKELICAN CORPORATE MONEY.

Beware, anyway: THE REPUKELICANS ARE STILL PLANNING TO STEAL THE ELECTIONS BY HOOK OR BY CROOK, even if their stupid ads "persuade" almost no-one, THE REPUKES STILL HAVE THIS CARD UP THEIR SLEEVE, AND WILL USE IT.

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