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Tue Jun 5, 2012, 09:39 PM

Exit poll: Obama bests Romney in Wisconsin by 12 points

Source: msnbc.com

With a third wave of exit poll data in, Wisconsin recall voters said they would pick President Obama over Republican Mitt Romney by a 54-42 percent margin in Wisconsin.

Caution, though, on the results -- 10 to 12 percent of the electorate voted absentee, and absentees are not included in the exit poll.

Exit polls show a tight race between incumbent Gov. Scott Walker (R) and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. If Walker is able to stave off the challenge and keeps his job, the Obama-Romney head-to-head numbers will throw cold water on analyses claiming the recall is a harbinger for this fall's presidential election.

Just 20 percent of Wisconsin voters said their personal financial situation had gotten better in the past two years; 45 percent said it was the same; 35 percent said it had gotten worse.

Despite that, voters didn't appear to blame President Obama. By a 45-36 percent margin, Wisconsin voters thought Obama would do a better job improving the economy than Romney, with 18 percent saying neither of them.

And by a 48-35 percent margin, voters said Obama would do a better job helping the middle class.


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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 09:41 PM

1. Keep it coming!

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 09:41 PM

2. Bad news for Walker. nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 09:49 PM

3. I am confused. How can Walker be so far ahead (so far) yet Obama

doing so well. It seems like the two should be diametrically opposed.

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Response to avebury (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 09:54 PM

5. Cities take longer to get their returns in vs. rural/suburbs

Milwaukee is only at 6% returns and Barrett won that county with 62% of the vote. Not only does it take longer to vote but GOP controlled states tend to put less voting machines/voters in the cities - hoping that long lines will frustrate people and they go home. And if there are people in lines they all get to vote even if the polls are closed.

PLUS

The GOP will have their goons there questioning anyone who looks foreign to them - they will do everything to shave off voters.

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Response to avebury (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 09:57 PM

6. I think you're talking about early returns--this is an exit poll.

Two very different things. The early returns tend to skew Republican. Small rural precincts that get their vote totals early tend to be Republican leaning. The Dems tend to vote later in the day (after work) and in very large precincts that report their vote totals quite late because of the huge size of the vote totals, such as Dane County (Madison).

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 09:53 PM

4. I am going to be very troubled if this exit poll stays like this and Walker somehow wins.

This isn't a Mike Castle or Susan Collins or some other moderate republican running for office. We don't have grey candidates here - this is black or white. I can't imagine anyone who still votes for Walker would consider voting for Obama in November.

It's one thing if the exit polls are only 1-2% between Romney and Obama. But if it's 10%+ for Obama and Walker wins then there is serious fraud going on with that election.

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 10:37 PM

11. Chuck Todd says

"Most important result from the exit poll: the 60% who said recalls are ONLY appropriate for OFFICIAL misconduct."

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 10:10 PM

7. exit polls showed a close race..... n/t

 

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 10:20 PM

8. NBC reports, Romney wins by 20%.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 10:20 PM

9. Who on Earth would vote for both Obama and Wanker?!

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 10:25 PM

10. People who vote based on their teevee and radio.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 6, 2012, 06:46 PM

15. Same reason someone would vote for Jay Nixon but not Barack Obama.

Some people like small govt. at the federal level and big govt. at the state level, in Wisconsin's case it would be vice-versa.

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Response to Daniel537 (Reply #15)

Wed Jun 6, 2012, 07:02 PM

16. So some people are cool with repukes destroying their state, but not the country, or vice versa.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Jun 6, 2012, 06:27 AM

12. Color me cynical, but I think this is an attempt to make dems complacent so robme can win

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Jun 6, 2012, 10:30 AM

13. Doesn't smell right.......when 17% of Obama voters allegedly voted for Walker.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Jun 6, 2012, 01:00 PM

14. Exit polls are no longer considered an indicator of anything important

Especially if they agree with polls taken in the runup to an election.

It is a brave, new era of stupid.

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