June 6th, 2012
12:24 PM ET
11 years ago

CNN Exit Poll: Wisconsin Governor Recall Election

TOPICS: Exit poll in the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election held Tuesday, June 5, 2012

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soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE

    It is amazing that even voters with union members in their family and voters that were union members even voted for Walker. You would expect to see none of them voting for him. I guess even they had enough of this huge waste of time and money.

    June 6, 2012 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  2. Thomas

    One opponent outspending the other 8:1, 55% voter turn out, and rallying around a candidate that already failed to beat Walker previously.

    I am absolutely shocked. Democracy at it's best.

    June 6, 2012 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  3. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE

    Thomas - One opponent outspending the other 8:1,
    If the message stinks the voters don't buy it. The Democrats message and tactics stank.

    55% voter turn out
    Very high! Presidential election levels. Are you claiming this is low?

    and rallying around a candidate that already failed to beat Walker previously
    Well, stupid is as stupid does.... Pretty much sums up the Democrats. The union backed lackey would have lost by 20%.

    June 6, 2012 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  4. Marie MD

    I am hearing that some of the votes for walker were more because of the recall than what they thought about him as a governor but people are still stupid enough to vote for him against their best interest and keep the garbage in power instead of throwing it out.
    Some people are really and truly downright dumb!!!

    June 6, 2012 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  5. John, PA

    Put a price on the free publicity the Democrat received from CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC and MSNBC and that outspending 8:1 sure does change.

    June 6, 2012 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |

    And Scott Walker still has a CRIMINAL DEFENSE FUND!

    June 6, 2012 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  7. Myviewis

    Okay, so based on Democrat logic that Walker won because he collected and spend more money than Barrett than logically Obama should win the presidency since he collects and spends more money than Romney in ads.

    June 6, 2012 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  8. California

    Don't democrats not pay attention to polls? As I've always said they do if they're in their favor and not otherwise.

    June 6, 2012 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  9. Name bad kitty

    This recall was not for the working class guy it was for the unions and that's why they lost. Remember its the working class that pays taxes also. Walker didn't fire or lay off any public workers, he didn't cut anything just curb the endless give aways to the unions. Public union workers in wisconsin still make 22 percent more than nonunion workers. It kinda of reminds of me of holloween if you put out the bowl of goodies kids will take all they can there has to be some balance and what's walker is trying to do.

    June 6, 2012 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  10. vic , nashville ,tn

    Media and Money won last night, 65% out of state money to Walker 25% out of state money for Barrett. Media covered this election like national election

    June 6, 2012 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  11. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    OK Myviews... So if Romney outspends Obama 8-1, he might have a chance in WI. Sounds like you should be on his strategy team... Good luck with that.

    June 6, 2012 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  12. Ray E. (Georgia)

    Last night's vote in Wisconsin is most likely a strong indicator of the Presidential Election in November. The Govenor's races, Congressional elections in 2010 all leaning Republician and more Conservative hasn't changed much. People need jobs. Obama and Obama Care along with impssible regulations for small business needs to be repealed. It is coming in November.

    June 6, 2012 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  13. Stuffit

    Sounds like the SEIU was fully involved. One Milwaukee precinct (where of course noted poverty pimp Jesse Jackson had "campaigned") saw 119% of its registered voters vote. Sounds like ACORN is alive and well and doing what it does, cheat and lie, for the democrat liberals. Of course you will not hear about it in the liberally biased media.

    June 6, 2012 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  14. Delusional Democrats Whining Crying Blaming, My Dream Has Come True

    Marie MD - but people are still stupid enough to vote for him against their best interest
    You obvously do not understand what this was all about. The TAXPAYERS DID vote for their best interests and that was Walker. He is doing what is in THEIR best interest and not the unions best interest which is what the Democrats do because the unions are in their back pocket. The TAXPAYERS footing the bill for these out of control union wages and benefits are finally waking up and they do not like what they see. It is not the taxpayers that are stupid, it is the Democrats that don't get the loud and clear message.

    June 6, 2012 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |