By the numbers: Wisconsin recall
Thousands of demonstrators protest outside the Wisconsin State Capitol March 12, 2011 in Madison, Wisconsin.
June 9th, 2012
09:30 AM ET
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By the numbers: Wisconsin recall

(CNN) - In a political battle where fiscal conservatives faced off against the labor movement, Wisconsin held a closely watched gubernatorial recall election this week.

By the numbers, here's a look at the Wisconsin recall.


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  1. rob

    To read this article is to understand why the liberal media cannot be trusted to report the news. Amy Roberts reports Walkers campaign raised 40 million against his rival only 4 million. That leaves out the 25 million or so outside unions and the Dem party spent in the whole fiasco. She mentions the deficit Walker inherrited when he took office but does not mention the surplus he is now showing because of his policies. It goes on and on and on with these so called reporters at CNN and elsewhere in the liberal media/Democrat propaganda machine.

    Thanks to the new media and more fair and ballanced cable outlets the liberal monopoly on the news is not only over, IT IS GOING BANKRUPT.

    June 9, 2012 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  2. Peace

    Scott Walker would be out by now if the Union couldn't give him time to collect money from big donors. This is something the Union did not think about. Gee, how can you attack me in my own house while you have given me time and notice to prepare myself. I will go for any help I could get in order to defend myself. This is what Walker did.

    June 9, 2012 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  3. paul

    Sorry liberals. You lose this time.

    June 9, 2012 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  4. chris risden

    scott "the dictator" walker of wisconsin had 3 of his regime members ousted: Hopper/Kepanke/Wangaard......
    scott walker is a rich rich man who cried poor but is rich rich rich.he is a camel who thinks he can walk through
    the eye of a needle.

    June 9, 2012 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  5. chris risden

    Dr Martin Luther King said " I thank God for his mercy"-this is humble before God.
    Scott Walker said "I thank God for his grace"-this is humble before men-and not acceptable before God.

    June 9, 2012 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  6. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I would think that most people would have like to see Walker's unnecessary law attackng bargaining rights repealed, than have him recalled. That occurred in Ohio . At any rate, now that the Wisconsin senate is under the democrats leadership, Walker will stop the idiocy.

    June 9, 2012 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  7. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Our governor in Florida has a popularity in the 30% range, and is suppressing the vote so that Mittens can win our state. I am confident he will get his butt kicked soon enough.

    June 9, 2012 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  8. Sue

    Romney will win Wisconsin. Anyone that thinks the voters who voted for Walker will turn around and then vote for Obama, are living in a dream world. Those who are participating in the polls/exit polls in Wisconsin-saying that they are going to vote for Obama-are messing with the media/pollsters. These are the same voters that messed with the media/pollsters prior to the recall election--which made the media think/claim that it was going to be a "close, neck-to-neck election". But, those who participated in the polls in Wisconsin are actually very smart.....They knew that the liberal, Obama-supporting media would not have given this recall election any significant mention/reporting/air time--if it would have been clear that Walker was going to easily win the recall election. The only reason that the liberal, Obama-supporting media gave this election any significant time/reporting/air time-is because they actually "thought" that there was a chance that Barrett would win.

    June 9, 2012 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  9. Bren

    Voters in Wisconsin--AND two of the largest cities in California--sent a clear message. They do not want their tax dollars being used to pay for Obama's public union workers/voters. But, as usual-Obama did not get the "message". On Friday, Obama said he wants even MORE tax payers' money used to hire even more of Obama's public union workers/voters. Just like what happened in the 2010 "shellacking"--Obama and the Democrats will understand the "message", when Obama is booted out of office in November!!

    June 9, 2012 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  10. Pete

    Is that why Walker tracked all over this country looking for money,he was scared,he got his wish,he's still in there,but as a lame duck governor.But everythings down till November and that gives Democrates time to reload and make his lame duck governorship permanent,they'll raise monies to keep democratic representation in Wisconsin a majority to keep the crookedness of these republicans and their teabaggin minions silent till Walkers term ends,he'll be thru and so will Wisconsins teabaggers,it'll be just another nasty memory to keep you aware of next time...

    June 9, 2012 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  11. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Wisconsin is becoming the new Mississippi of the north.

    June 9, 2012 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  12. keeth

    Rigged electronic voting machines strike again.

    June 9, 2012 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  13. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    The Senate is controlled by Democrats and that's not a win for Walker, they will defeat him.

    June 9, 2012 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  14. g

    are union workers americans

    June 9, 2012 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  15. Hindsight 20/20

    Please take your blinders off. It's giving you a clear case of tunnel vision. Polls clearly showed Walker was leading so no surprise he won. Thanks a lot to all the outside money he got. Significantly outspending the Dems. In other words, your election can be bought by people who have nothing to do with your state. Voters just didn't like the recall for using it other than misconduct. And please, the polls show Obama leading and he will win just like Walker did.

    June 9, 2012 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  16. Little Jimmy Truth

    Union and Occupy Wall Street care worst workers. Republicans care only hard working employees.

    June 9, 2012 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  17. Gurgyl

    Sorry, people are already made up, they hate mittens, Bain Capital...

    June 9, 2012 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  18. Tony


    There are two simple reasons that some people who voted for Walker would vote for Obama:

    1. According to exit interviews, 60% of voters in the recalled election believe that a governor should not be recalled unless there is official misconduct. This means that their votes were not for Walker, but against the recall.

    2. Walker is more popular than Romney. Walker said on tape that he wanted to "divide and conquer" unions. He unilaterally took away the collective bargaining rights of unions. This allowed him to slash spending on public union employees, enabling him to balance the budget. Walker is hugely popular among Republicans. Romney? Well, he has been running for the White House for more than 6 years, yet most Republicans are still skeptical. They know that he has changed his positions on most issues. They don't trust him.

    June 9, 2012 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |