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    Poll: Wis. gov. has slight edge in approval rating

    It looks like the public unions don't have quite the support they imagine. Since elections in WI are typically tight, I would expect that once the union picked candidate is known and starts making a name through advertising, the polls will tighten up. But for now, unions have to be worried and doing their best to discredit this.

    The poll showed 51 percent of 701 registered voters asked approve of Walker's performance, while 46 percent disapprove. The telephone poll was conducted Jan. 19-22, just after the signatures were submitted to election officials on Jan. 17, and has a margin of error of 3.8 percentage points.
    According to the poll, Walker would be slightly ahead of Falk, (49 percent to 42 percent), Obey (49 percent to 43 percent) and Barrett (50 percent to 44 percent). But he's leading Cullen 50 percent to 40 percent. Only 61 percent of respondents could give an opinion on Barrett, 44 percent for Falk, 42 percent Obey and 18 percent for Cullen.
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    Re: Poll: Wis. gov. has slight edge in approval rating

    excellent - this is travel in the right direction as the programs he put into place continue to work. I'm thinking recall stands a good chance of failing, and Wisconsin suddenly becomes a real threat of turning red in the Presidential off of depressed Democrat vote.

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    Re: Poll: Wis. gov. has slight edge in approval rating

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    It looks like the public unions don't have quite the support they imagine. Since elections in WI are typically tight, I would expect that once the union picked candidate is known and starts making a name through advertising, the polls will tighten up. But for now, unions have to be worried and doing their best to discredit this.

    Poll: Wis. gov. has slight edge in approval rating - Yahoo! News
    I think Walker will probably lose. Once a candidate is named, unions will be funding him with every legal dollar they can. He'll probably have more money to spend than any other candidate for governor in the history of the state. Unions nationwide will be pouring in funds and special interest ads will reign on TV/radio/newspapers.

    Unions across the country know they have to win. And they probably will.

    Too bad.
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    Re: Poll: Wis. gov. has slight edge in approval rating

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I think Walker will probably lose. Once a candidate is named, unions will be funding him with every legal dollar they can. He'll probably have more money to spend than any other candidate for governor in the history of the state. Unions nationwide will be pouring in funds and special interest ads will reign on TV/radio/newspapers.

    Unions across the country know they have to win. And they probably will.

    Too bad.
    Walker had a pretty darn nice haul over prior to the recall signatures being submitted. The most ever for a WI governor. one thing is for sure. Both sides will have a lot of money to spend and most likely alot of that money on both sides will be from out of state.

    Walker has brought in $12.1 million since the beginning of last year, with about $4.6 million of that raised during the most recent reporting period of Dec. 11 to Jan. 17, the

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    Re: Poll: Wis. gov. has slight edge in approval rating

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I think Walker will probably lose. Once a candidate is named, unions will be funding him with every legal dollar they can. He'll probably have more money to spend than any other candidate for governor in the history of the state. Unions nationwide will be pouring in funds and special interest ads will reign on TV/radio/newspapers.

    Unions across the country know they have to win. And they probably will.

    Too bad.
    I just can't explain how odd it seems to me that people are sad over the idea that working class people would get together and donate money to further their cause when the wealthy industries are able to spend billions on lobbying efforts. Are we really to act like this is some kind of injustice that working people actually get a little bit of say in politics?
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    uh that is so small as to be stupid. Do you want registration? given less than 3% of criminals get their guns from private sales, its pretty much a waste of resources
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    you are confused. I never denied that many criminals get guns in private sales.

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    Re: Poll: Wis. gov. has slight edge in approval rating

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    I just can't explain how odd it seems to me that people are sad over the idea that working class people would get together and donate money to further their cause when the wealthy industries are able to spend billions on lobbying efforts. Are we really to act like this is some kind of injustice that working people actually get a little bit of say in politics?
    I didn't say it was an injustice. It's their right. It's also my right to disagree with them. Or doesn't the street run both ways?
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    Re: Poll: Wis. gov. has slight edge in approval rating

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I didn't say it was an injustice. It's their right. It's also my right to disagree with them. Or doesn't the street run both ways?
    Certainly you're entitled to your opinion but why say it's "too bad" that unions would actually donate money to candidates to support their cause? Just because you disagree with their positions?

    I might not agree with you on every position but I wouldn't think it's a bad thing if you donated your money and time on an issue that you believed in. That's supposed to be how the country works. If you're saying it's too bad that special interests and unions both are going to be dumping in tons of money on this race then I can see where you're coming from and agree. We need serious campaign finance reform.
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    uh that is so small as to be stupid. Do you want registration? given less than 3% of criminals get their guns from private sales, its pretty much a waste of resources
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    you are confused. I never denied that many criminals get guns in private sales.

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    Re: Poll: Wis. gov. has slight edge in approval rating

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    Certainly you're entitled to your opinion but why say it's "too bad" that unions would actually donate money to candidates to support their cause? Just because you disagree with their positions?

    I might not agree with you on every position but I wouldn't think it's a bad thing if you donated your money and time on an issue that you believed in. That's supposed to be how the country works. If you're saying it's too bad that special interests and unions both are going to be dumping in tons of money on this race then I can see where you're coming from and agree. We need serious campaign finance reform.
    Roughdraft! My "too bad" referred to my opinion that Walker's going to lose.
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    Re: Poll: Wis. gov. has slight edge in approval rating

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Roughdraft! My "too bad" referred to my opinion that Walker's going to lose.
    Hey, even genius's like me miss something every now and then, lol.

    Can I pretend that I don't believe you and just keep bashing you anyways?
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    uh that is so small as to be stupid. Do you want registration? given less than 3% of criminals get their guns from private sales, its pretty much a waste of resources
    **Thirty Minutes Later**
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    you are confused. I never denied that many criminals get guns in private sales.

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    Re: Poll: Wis. gov. has slight edge in approval rating

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    Certainly you're entitled to your opinion but why say it's "too bad" that unions would actually donate money to candidates to support their cause? Just because you disagree with their positions?

    I might not agree with you on every position but I wouldn't think it's a bad thing if you donated your money and time on an issue that you believed in. That's supposed to be how the country works. If you're saying it's too bad that special interests and unions both are going to be dumping in tons of money on this race then I can see where you're coming from and agree. We need serious campaign finance reform.
    it's too bad that liberals still fear the domino effect and interfere in governments they are not a part of out of this irrational fear.

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