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  WI Governor - Recall
Parents > United States > Wisconsin > Governor
Type Recall
Filing Deadline March 30, 2012 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open June 05, 2012 - 07:00am Central
Polls Close June 05, 2012 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start June 06, 2012 - 12:00pm
Term End January 03, 2015 - 12:00pm
Turnout 44.24% Total Population
Last ModifiedDr. King Schultz November 27, 2012 11:53am
Data Sources[Link]
Description On March 30th, the Government Accountability Board announced a recall election of Gov. Scott Walker after having found 900,938 valid signatures.
  PartyRepublican Won11/02/2010
NameScott Walker Votes1,128,941 (52.25%)
Term01/03/2011 - 06/06/2012 Margin124,638 (+5.77%)
  PartyRepublican Won11/04/2014
NameScott Walker Votes1,259,706 (52.26%)
Term01/03/2015 - 01/03/2019 Margin136,793 (+5.68%)
May 08, 2012 WI Governor - Recall - R Primary Scott Walker
May 08, 2012 WI Governor - Recall - D Primary Tom Barrett

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KEY RACE? 10.0000000000 Average
Leaning Graph
05/15/2009 06/05/2012
Tom Barrett 4 2 2 --
Scott Walker 34 6 ----
Leaning Call: Scott Walker (76.67%)
Weighted Call: Scott Walker (226.62%)
Poll Graph

05/19/2011 06/03/2012

Name (I) Gov. Scott Walker Mayor Tom Barrett Hari Trivedi (W) Scattering  
PartyRepublican Democratic Independent Independent  
Campaign Logo  
Certified Votes1,335,585 (53.08%) 1,164,480 (46.28%) 14,463 (0.58%) 1,537 (0.06%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -171,105 (-6.80%) -1,321,122 (-52.51%) -1,334,048 (-53.02%)  
Predict Avg.49.94% 48.33% 1.16% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $--  
Website [Website] [Website] [Website]  
Entry Date 00/00/2012 03/30/2012 00/00/2012 00/00/2012  
MATCHUP POLLS (24 from 9 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg50.35%-- 44.04%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%--  
We Ask America 
54.10% 0.1 41.56% 0.4 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Public Policy Polling (D) 
50.00% -- 47.00% 2.0 0.00% 2.0 0.00% --
ccAdvertising (R) 
50.31% -- 40.39% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Garin-Hart-Yang Research (D) 
50.00% -- 48.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Lake Research (D) 
49.00% -- 49.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Marquette University Law School 
52.00% 2.0 45.00% 1.0 0.00% -- 0.00% --

Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor
May 25, 2012 07:00pm May 25, 2012 08:00pm Debate First Wisconsin Gubernatorial Recall Debate  Homegrown Democrat 
May 31, 2012 09:00pm May 31, 2012 10:00pm Debate Second Wisconsin Gubernatorial Recall Debate  Homegrown Democrat 

Start Date Candidate Category Ad Tone Lng Title Run Time Contributor
06/01/2012 Tom Barrett Web Only Ad Mixed eng It all comes down to one day - Vote June 5th  00:01:20 Homegrown Democrat 
05/29/2012 Scott Walker TVAd Attack eng Crime  00:00:31 Homegrown Democrat 
05/29/2012 Tom Barrett TVAd Mixed eng Scott Walker has deceived and divided Wisconsin. Vote him out on June 5th.  00:00:31 Homegrown Democrat 
05/27/2012 Scott Walker TVAd Endorsement eng Michael Reagan & Wisconsinites Speak Out For Scott Walker  00:01:00 Homegrown Democrat 
05/26/2012 Hari Trivedi TVAd Contrast eng Trivedi for Governor Ad #3  00:00:00 Homegrown Democrat 
05/25/2012 Tom Barrett TVAd Mixed eng Walker Thinks You Won't Vote  00:01:00 Homegrown Democrat 
05/16/2012 Scott Walker TVAd Attack eng Tom Barrett: Time Machine  00:00:31 Homegrown Democrat 
05/16/2012 Tom Barrett TVAd Attack eng Turn Off Walker  00:00:59 Homegrown Democrat 
05/15/2012 Hari Trivedi TVAd Issue eng Trivedi for Governor Ad #2  00:00:36 Homegrown Democrat 
05/10/2012 Tom Barrett TVAd Attack eng How to rip apart Wisconsin -- By Scott Walker  00:00:32 Homegrown Democrat 
05/10/2012 Tom Barrett TVAd Issue eng It's Time to Stop Governor Walker  00:00:30 Homegrown Democrat 
05/10/2012 Tom Barrett Web Only Ad Attack eng Scott Walker says he wants to "divide and conquer" Wisconsin   00:00:35 Homegrown Democrat 
05/09/2012 Scott Walker TVAd Contrast eng Forward Progress  00:00:30 Homegrown Democrat 
05/09/2012 Tom Barrett TVAd Biography eng Worst  00:00:53 Homegrown Democrat 
05/08/2012 Scott Walker TVAd Attack eng Tom Barrett: No Thanks  00:00:30 Homegrown Democrat 
05/07/2012 Scott Walker TVAd Contrast eng Forward, Backwards  00:00:31 Homegrown Democrat 
05/07/2012 Tom Barrett TVAd Attack eng Scandal surrounds Scott Walker  00:00:31 Homegrown Democrat 
04/21/2012 Tom Barrett TVAd Attack eng Scott Walker's Wisconsin, dead last in job creation: Recall Scott Walker  00:00:32 Homegrown Democrat 
04/12/2012 Scott Walker TVAd Attack eng Going Back  00:00:31 Homegrown Democrat 
04/11/2012 Scott Walker TVAd Attack eng Backwards  00:00:31 Homegrown Democrat 
03/30/2012 Scott Walker Web Only Ad Attack eng Tom the Taxer  00:01:38 Homegrown Democrat 
03/29/2012 Scott Walker TVAd Attack eng Kathleen Falk Internet Search Ad   00:00:33 Homegrown Democrat 
03/28/2012 Scott Walker Web Only Ad Mixed eng Stand Up, Save Scott Walker  00:01:58 Homegrown Democrat 
03/23/2012 Scott Walker TVAd Attack eng Barrett and Falk. Higher Taxes. Fewer Jobs.  00:00:31 Homegrown Democrat 
03/05/2012 Scott Walker TVAd Issue eng Promises Kept  00:01:01 Homegrown Democrat 
02/27/2012 TVAd Attack eng Walkergate  00:00:33 Homegrown Democrat 
02/23/2012 Scott Walker TVAd Issue eng Did it Right - It's Working Wisconsin  00:01:02 Homegrown Democrat 
02/05/2012 Hari Trivedi TVAd Issue eng Hari Trivedi for Governor  00:00:32 Homegrown Democrat 


Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jun 10, 2012 04:40pm Blog Entry Romney Proclaims ‘The Message of Wisconsin,’ But Scott Walker Disagrees   Article Homegrown Democrat 
Jun 08, 2012 06:00pm News Scott Walker’s Recall Victory Shows Barack Obama May Be Bleeding Youth Vote  Article Scott³ 
Jun 07, 2012 06:00pm Perspective Scott Walker's 'Hurt Locker' Victory Ensures No GOP Copycats  Article Bob 
Jun 06, 2012 11:00pm Analysis What did Racine voters have against Barrett?  Article Forwardista 
Jun 06, 2012 12:00pm Tantrum Barrett Slapped In Face After Conceding Recall To Walker  Article Silver Dime 
Jun 05, 2012 11:00pm News [WI]What It All Means, Initial Thoughts  Article Forwardista 
Jun 02, 2012 02:40pm News Wisconsin AG to send investigators, lawyers to polls during recall election  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Jun 02, 2012 09:25am Editorial Why are Walker allies so rattled by early voting?  Article Homegrown Democrat 
May 31, 2012 07:00pm General Walker's office stonewalled DA inquiry, record shows  Article Forwardista 
May 31, 2012 05:00pm Opinion Unlike Obama, Scott Walker delivers  Article Scott³ 
May 31, 2012 02:00pm Announcement GOTV Rally with President Bill Clinton and Tom Barrett in Milwaukee  Article COSDem 
May 30, 2012 02:00am General Reince Priebus: Democrats surrender in Wisconsin  Article Forwardista 
May 29, 2012 04:00pm News GAB expects gubernatorial recall election to shatter voter turnout record  Article Homegrown Democrat 
May 26, 2012 06:35pm General Wisconsin Governor Walker And Five Others To Be Charged In John Doe Probe After The June Election   Article Homegrown Democrat 
May 25, 2012 06:50pm News Democratic, GOP officials post Facebook photos of their absentee ballots — a felony in Wis.  Article Homegrown Democrat 
May 25, 2012 02:40pm General Wisconsin recall: DNC’s Debbie Wasserman Schultz sees no national impact if Democrats lose  Article Homegrown Democrat 
May 23, 2012 05:10pm General Barrett TV Ad Buys More Than Doubled In Wisconsin Last Week  Article Homegrown Democrat 
May 19, 2012 12:00pm Election Guide The Choice  Article Homegrown Democrat 
May 15, 2012 12:20pm News Absentee ballots for recall election will not go out on time   Article Homegrown Democrat 
May 14, 2012 10:50am Blog Entry EXCLUSIVE: Wisconsin Dems furious with DNC for refusing to invest big money in Walker recall  Article Homegrown Democrat 
May 02, 2012 06:00am Analysis Spending on Walker recall already surpasses previous record  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Apr 29, 2012 04:25am Strategy Walker's headquarters in double secret location   Article Homegrown Democrat 
Apr 27, 2012 06:30am News NJ Gov. Chris Christie to campaign with Gov. Scott Walker  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Apr 16, 2012 01:15pm Blog Entry Things in Politico That Make Me Want to Guzzle Antifreeze, Recall 'Subtext' Edition  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Apr 10, 2012 01:15pm News Wis. Democrats File Signatures While Walker Launches Statewide Campaign  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Apr 07, 2012 10:50pm General Wisconsin recall effort against Gov. Scott Walker now at center stage nationally  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Apr 02, 2012 12:25pm Poll Poll: Majority In Wisconsin Want To Recall Walker  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Mar 30, 2012 10:15am News Fungky Van Den Elzen a real person  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Mar 29, 2012 03:50pm News Scott Walker Recall: Wisconsin Officials Recommend Elections Go Forward  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Mar 07, 2012 02:50pm Blog Entry Union-buster joins Wisconsin recall fight  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Feb 27, 2012 01:55pm Announcement Wisconsin governor will not challenge recall signatures  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Feb 17, 2012 04:00pm Legal Ruling Judge Denies Walker More Time to Review Recall Signatures: Updated  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Jan 30, 2012 05:50pm News GAB will not post Walker recall petitions online Monday  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Jan 28, 2012 08:00pm Editorial The Most Important Non-Presidential Election of the Decade  Article Homegrown Democrat