State Split Over Walker Recall

10/27/11 – A Democratic polling firm says Wisconsinites are split over whether Governor Scott Walker should be recalled next year. Public Policy Polling said 48-percent of the 11-hundred-70 voters it surveyed said the Republican Walker should be removed – and 49-percent said he should stay on. A poll two months ago by the same firm showed that 50-percent opposed Walker’s recall, and 47-percent favored it. Democrats and union supporters are trying to remove Walker because of his successful effort to virtually end collective bargaining by most public employee unions. The polling firm also asked whether voters if they would choose Walker or Democrat Tom Barrett in a recall election – and Walker had led 48-46. Barrett has said he’s focusing on being re-elected as Milwaukee’s mayor next year – which would most likely keep him out of the recall contest.