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  •  A note on the Marquette polls... (11+ / 0-)

    during the Wisconsin recall, the Marquette polls consistently showed Walker winning, and in the end, came pretty close to the spread, although not quite as good for Walker as they predicted.  HATED those polls at the time, they were so discouraging.  But I will note, I never suggested they were skewed.

    Many don't understand that Wisconsin conundrum, but the recall exit polls told the story.  10% didn't believe in recalls, thought every guy deserves his term, if he was voted in. 10% was easily enough to assure Walker's victory. But it's becoming very clear that that didn't mean Wisconsin had gone red.

    Now we see them putting Obama ahead by a heap in Wisconsin,  and I'm inclined to believe it.  

    "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

    by StellaRay on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 04:35:22 PM PDT

    •  What you said (1+ / 0-)
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      Some folks, who may have been less-than-thrilled with Walker as governor, felt recall was for things like blatant corruption, rather than Walker doing what he said he would.

      •  Except the Act 10 policy only came out *after* (5+ / 0-)

        Walker's 2010 election and was featured nowhere in his campaign.

        He said he'd balance the budget by GAAP, and he came nowhere near doing so (in fact his Budget Proposal proposed increasing it).

        It's also not like Walkergate wasn't known about before the recall election, either.

        No, people were lied to about the purpose of recall by Walker during a 6-month advertising campaign and then kept in the dark by a largely complicit media.

        Fake candidates nominated by the GOP for the recalls: 6 out of 7. Fake signatures on the recall petitions: 4 out of 1,860,283.

        by GeoffT on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 05:30:16 PM PDT

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    •  Well, the decisive margin in the Walker victory (4+ / 0-)
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      got propaganda-convinced not to believe in recalls...

      A targeted GOP ad campaign moved the needle on that question a full seven points between January and June.

      But note that I based that analysis on... the Marquette polls!  I too think they're a solid operation, even when I don't like what their results show.

      If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality. - Bishop Desmond Tutu

      by AnnieJo on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 05:28:15 PM PDT

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