June 6th, 2012
07:06 AM ET
10 years ago

Analysis: Wisconsin now less easy for Obama, but still not easy for Romney

(CNN) - Republicans scored a decisive victory Tuesday in the bitter Wisconsin recall election as Gov. Scott Walker beat back Democratic challenger Tom Barrett and his organized labor allies to keep his seat in Madison.

But will it matter in November?


Filed under: 2012 • Scott Walker • Tom Barrett • Wisconsin
soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Amy

    Mitt not looking good in Wisconsin for Nov.

    June 6, 2012 07:21 am at 7:21 am |
  2. gurgyl

    It is not a matter in November Election. Yes, it is less easy for Obama and more pain to Mittens. NO one in the right mind will ever consider Mittens and his Bain Capital. True. Especially Laid off employees, Salary Cut people, and Unionized Ones, and Programs for Progress to cut-ones., etc, , Well, Iran War comes to the town...watch out, if nasty GOP is there...Yes, on Obama12.

    June 6, 2012 07:41 am at 7:41 am |
  3. T'sah from Virginia

    President Obama will win WI!!

    On another note – I just listened to Bob McDonnell on Morning Joe and observed all of the LIES he told. For one, he claims that the "stimulus" was a "short fix" and that he is responsible for the unemployment rate in VA at 5.7%!! Really?? If the stimulus was a "short fix" – and the stimulus SAVED my jobs and thousands of others – then why am I and the THOUSANDS of OTHERS still employed???

    2% of my income was taken under McDonnell almost 3 years ago – We did not get a raise for 3 years – NOW, it was decided to "give back" our 2% – whoopee – we also got an additional raise of 1.20% over the next 5 years and do you know what that is paying for – our contribution towards our VRS (retirement). So in reality, we may not see a REAL raise for the next 5 years. Private sectors get paid MORE than public workers – the ONLY benefit public workers had was the benefits – now that the benefits are being taken away, is our PAY going up to match the private sector????

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!!!

    June 6, 2012 07:55 am at 7:55 am |
  4. Tony

    The exit polls from the recall election showed that the people who voted to keep Scott Walker yesterday would pick Obama over Romney, 51% to 44%. Perhaps Republicans should consider recalling the nomination of Romney?

    June 6, 2012 08:05 am at 8:05 am |
  5. Maggie53

    CNN your exit polls predictions were so way off that I do not believe your message in this article. CNN had the spread to be 50:50 and it turned out to be 53:46,,,,WAY OFF.....TOTALLY WRONG!!!!! So that also means that your exit polls are totally wrong when it comes to your predictions for the presidential race. Because the majority of the people polled must have been mostly democrats, of course you will get a higher majority for Obama. Common sense will tell you that!!!!!!!!!!

    June 6, 2012 08:18 am at 8:18 am |
  6. The GOP opens mouth and inserts foot

    It's a sad day for the true Americans in Wisconsin who tried so diligently to remove someone who is determined to strip Americans of their rights.

    June 6, 2012 08:19 am at 8:19 am |

    The outcome of the election has proven that policians are paid for. Scott Walker is still the only governor in the union with a CRIMINAL defense fund. Fascism is alive and well in Wisconsin.

    June 6, 2012 08:22 am at 8:22 am |
  8. The GOP opens mouth and inserts foot

    It matters now. What Walker is doing is illegal and unconstitutional, not that I expect any GOPer to understand that.

    June 6, 2012 08:24 am at 8:24 am |
  9. King

    M!itt talks about regulations and high taxes are the culprit for the back economy, what about competition and consumer. The repubs have been firing public workers as if they're not consumers. Taxes are the lowest in 60 years regulations are about the same as the bush years, so why are we not hiring. These repubs with small states can fire their teachers, firefighters, police officer, as much as they want, and say government doesn't create jobs private sector does I wonder who will modernize our country without breaking the public back.

    June 6, 2012 08:25 am at 8:25 am |
  10. Stuffit

    There we go, instead of reporting the facts, the liberally biased media still misleading people. Reminds me of the run up to the 2010 election. Not that all the fabrications are bad, they give the democrat liberals and their union thug owners a false sense of security and we can sneak up on them and get rid of the most incompetent, inept, corrupt, union toady president this country has ever had in November. Of course the liberally biased media will claim complete surprise.

    June 6, 2012 08:26 am at 8:26 am |
  11. Dean

    Ridiculous headline. Obama is toast in Wisconsin. This victory will reverberate across the nation.

    June 6, 2012 08:41 am at 8:41 am |
  12. demwit

    53 to 46!? A margin of victory wider than Walker's victory over Barrett in 2010!!?
    But, but.., Bill was there.. I'm so confused...

    June 6, 2012 08:56 am at 8:56 am |