Saturday, October 21st, 2017

State Senator Mark Miller: “Senate Democrats remain strongly committed to restoring the collective bargaining rights that were stripped away by Governor Walker and Republican legislators this session. Any statement that we are not fully committed to this fight is simply ridiculous.” The apparently ridiculous reality: Within the past couple of weeks, all the state senators […]

Kevin Binversie took a longer view at the Daily Kos poll numbers in the Wisconsin Senate districts that are up for recall. The news isn’t good for Democrats. The only close race so far is in Racine, the rematch between former Senator John Lehman (D) (46%) and current Senator Van Wang­gaard (R) (48%). This isn’t […]

Last night I ventured as far as the Waukesha Expo Center with about 300 other people to see Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker and Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.  Mike Gallagher was the emcee and warm-up act. I’ve watched Scott Walker a long time.  I’ve known Walker a long time.  Last night he […]

Senator Russ Feingold’s pollster Paul Maslin sent a memo to the Feingold campaign, helpfully made public by the campaign, that all of the other polls are inaccurate. The race, according to their super-secret internal polls, is really tied. Really. Guess what? Even the liberal pollsters aren’t buying it. Public Policy Polling, the polling firm now […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Sep 23, 2010; Section:Opinion; Page Number:8A Here comes the mud Now that Johnson is ahead, expect Feingold to go negative (James Wigderson is a blogger publishing at and a Waukesha resident. His column runs Thursdays in The Freeman.) Until last week, conventional wisdom had the race for Senate between the incumbent […]

I mentioned the other day the controversy surrounding Research 2000, the polling firm frequently used by the blog Daily Kos. One of the excuses offered by Markos Moulitsas of Daily Kos for why he considered Research 2000 was the number of media outlets that also use Research 2000, specifically mentioning WISC-TV in Madison. I asked […]

But, hey, who believes a Democratic polling operation these days, right? Public Policy Polling has businessman Ron Johnson at 43% to Senator Russ Feingold’s 45%. Hmmm. Is Rasmussen right? A word of advice to my liberal readers, believe the polls. Republicans didn’t want to believe the polls the last two election cycles either. Ask them […]

Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson and her supporters like to play up her non-partisan nature, while painting her opponent Judge Randy Koschnick as a partisan Republican. I just want to say, who am I to argue with a State Supreme Court Chief Justice? After all, Republican or Democrat, Conservative or Liberal, it doesn’t […]

Why the vicious attacks on Sarah Palin and her family without any regard for the truth? When the post appeared on Daily Kos with the vicious lie Palin was really the grandmother of her fifth child, the author of the ugly smear ran a poll: Poll Should we go after this story? No, it’s a […]