Survey: Majority of Wisconsinites Feel State Headed in 'Right Direction'

Jul 19, 2012

It's been a little more than a month since Wisconsin's historic gubernatorial recall election. And while the state’s political rhetoric has finally begun to die down, even if the partisanship hasn't, national politics are just heating up. The country is still processing the landmark Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act, President Obama's signature health care reform law, although Governor Scott Walker has said he will not implement any health care changes until after the November election.

Meanwhile, President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney are in the midst of a campaign slugfest, and the economy and jobs creation - a primary campaign promise of Gov. Walker - remain fixed on the collective mind.

To help us get a better sense of where Wisconsinites stand on the state of both the nation and the state, the Wisconsin Economic Scorecard has released the results of its second quarterly survey. The Scorecard is a product of, UWM, and WUWM, and was conducted by UWM’s Center for Urban Initiatives and Research.

Joe Cera is the manager for the Center and conducted the research for this survey - 594 Wisconsinites participated. He joins Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci on the line from UWM and weighs in on whether last month's recall election results were reflected in the survey responses.