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  •  I don't think so. Walker is getting (4+ / 0-)
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    pushback from Republicans in the Senate over his most recent round of proposals, including expanding vouchers, and borrowing $1 billion to add 700 road jobs.  

    People are also smelling the start of a Presidential bid, and they don't like his attention being divided.

    Plus we've got the upcoming capital crackdown.  All the coverage about our being 44th state in jobs.  Bad optics.

    I'm surprised he's at 50%.  But I think there is a sizeable chunk of the population that is against Obama/feds and/or thinks sand mining is sustainable.  To them, he must look like he's winning.

    •  I'm surprised at the 50% myself (6+ / 0-)

      but mostly I as shocked at RoJos numbers.

      As to the GOP legislative pushback, I diaried that the other day.  It's the whole voucher thing that they're fine with destroying Milwaukee and Madison schools, but Walker is expanding vouchers statewide and they want to protect their schools.

      How Republican of them to only care when they're personally affected.

      There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

      by Puddytat on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 09:44:32 PM PDT

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    •  I have a new chart about our jobs ranking (10+ / 0-)

      See the slide to 20th after Walker starts up, then as Walker's budget takes effect we are pushed down to 32nd, 38th, 37th and then the 42nd that has been well-publicized.

      (Filled in 2012Q3 and 2012Q4 with the help of part-year CES data, although if the QCEW numbers pre-released by the Walker Admin for September 2012 hold up we'll be in 43rd, not 41st - we'll know for sure on March 28th when the BLS does the release for all states).

      The 44th is our total jobs ranking using CES in the 24 months January 2011 - January 2013.

      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 Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 11:07:32 PM PDT

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