Important Question: What Matters Most To Wisconsin Voters?
With the democratic recall primary now in the books and the general recall election less than a month away in Wisconsin, people are beginning to consider carefully the wild 16 months since Gov. Scott Walker took office. Many experts are saying the issues that matter most to Wisconsinites may be changing when compared with what they were back at the beginning of the recall process.
Governor Walker’s changes to collective bargaining, a little over a year ago, sparked the demostrations in Madison and fuled the recall push. Now, new polls show that voters have different priorities in mind.
A recent study done by Marquette University in Milwaukee puts jobs at the top of the list. Forty six percent of democratic primary voters ranked “creating new jobs” as their number one priority for the state. In the study, “restoring collective bargaining rights for public employees” came in last behind “reducing political division in the state.”
A lot has changed in the past year since the recall movement started. What we won’t know until June fifth exactly how the voters feel about those changes, but it should be noted that in the primary, Walker received more votes than the top two Democrats did combined, and Walker was essentially a shoe-in for the republican nomination.
This will be just the third recall election for a governor in U.S. history, and it promises to be interesting.
A new Rasmussen poll out shows walker edging Barrett by around 5 percent, so we’ll see…