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Poll: Mixed feelings on recalling Gov. Walker

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UNDATED (WSAU) Wisconsinites appear to be split on whether they would recall Governor Scott Walker if they had the chance. A poll by Wisconsin Public Radio-and-Saint Norbert College shows that 48-percent would keep the Republican Walker in office – while 47-percent would remove him. The poll has a five-percent margin of error either way.

Walker has been under fire for trying to end most collective bargaining for state-and-local public employee unions. Recall drives are taking place against 16 state senators over that issue. But state law requires politicians to stay in office for at least a year before they can be recalled – and means Walker can’t be touched until next January. Still, opponents flash “Recall Walker” signs at pro-union rallies.

Wendy Scattergood of Saint Norbert College says more than half of the poll’s respondents do not favor recalling senators of either party. She says it appears that people are giving Walker a little more blame for what’s going on.

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