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July 14, 2011


Slim Majority Don't Want Wisconsin Lawmakers Recalled

A new University of Wisconsin Badger Poll sets the backdrop for the contentious recall elections in Wisconsin.

Key findings: 78% said it's positive that the state constitution allows for the recall of elected officials, though the majority did not want to see senators recalled. In the Senate recalls, 59% of state residents said they wanted the three Democratic state senators to remain in office, while 36% wanted to see them removed. For the six Republican senators, 49% of state residents wanted them to stay in office and 45% wanted to see them removed.

However, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports recent polling by the Mellman Group (D) finds that all of the six GOP senators facing recall elections had approval ratings below 50% and just one of them had more voters approve of his performance than disapprove.














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