Feb 28th, 2011
Gov. Scott Walker's assault on the right of labor to collectively bargain, an intention he never discussed during his campaign, has altered the political landscape of Wisconsin dramatically and in very short time. There aren't any immediate "do overs" in politics but, if there were, he would be sent packing today. Wisconsin law requires that no elected official may be formally recalled until one full year after inauguration.
Perhaps the Governor should keep his bags by the door.
From Public Policy Polling:
"If voters in the state could do it over today they'd support defeated Democratic nominee Tom Barrett over Scott Walker by a a 52-45 margin."
"It's actually Republicans, more so than Democrats or independents, whose shifting away from Walker would allow Barrett to win a rematch if there was one today. Only 3% of the Republicans we surveyed said they voted for Barrett last fall but now 10% say they would if they could do it over again. That's an instance of Republican union voters who might have voted for the GOP based on social issues or something else last fall trending back toward Democrats because they're putting pocketbook concerns back at the forefront and see their party as at odds with them on those because of what's happened in the last month."
Full poll results are forthcoming...