Will Gov. Walker survive recall vote?
Wisconsin's governor on 'Fox & Friends'
- Duration 4:41
- Date May 20, 2012
Wisconsin's governor on 'Fox & Friends'
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She endorsement overnight for Wisconsin governor Scott Walker from the largest newspaper in the state.
This as a recent poll shows him taking the lead ahead of his recall election 50%.
Picking the governor -- democratic challenger Milwaukee mayor Tom Baird who's trailing behind.
By six points joining us this morning talk about the upcoming election and its national impact is -- Wisconsin governor Scott Walker good to see governor.
-- did good to -- -- this morning it's not just that poll most we've seen are trending in your direction anywhere between five and nine points your opponents.
Favorability ratings also slipping by some ten points in the last couple of weeks what's turned things in your direction do you feel.
Well I think -- see the shift early on this recall election supposedly was about a reforms.
You know talk about that much anymore because we've documented that our reforms have saved more than a billion dollars for the first time in twelve years -- reforms have helped.
Lower property -- the local level the median value at home that's led to a surplus of our budget of a 154 million dollars effect.
For the first time ever we've had two consecutive years we put money in a rainy day fund it.
Probably the biggest issue that we've heard the last couple weeks.
Was about job numbers in 2011 and a new survey of nearly every employer in the state -- was gets -- one that economists agree is the best measure of jobs in the state.
Shows that we gained jobs in 2011 and we've had more than 30000 new jobs and I've taken office so they keep moving the ball what this -- about.
Think it's just about reaction to lack the last election instead of on the real substantive issues where we're moving Wisconsin for.
And we also mentioned that critical endorsement from Milwaukee journal sentinel part of that was a little bit critical.
-- -- this morning saying you brought about some of the animosity on yourself choosing and in your face style from the start you have said that.
If you do win this recall election.
You will not be more bipartisan but more consensus building so take me back if you were to do over this collective bargaining legislation that limited the public.
Unions how would you do it differently.
Why they get -- the -- were better January February last year if I told voters regards where they were Democrat or.
Republic -- the taxpayers -- state more clearly last year.
That you know most of our school districts the -- that the by the health insurance from just one company.
That cost -- tens of millions of dollars more than they needed to fight pointed out the abuses.
In the public sector of overtime.
To the point where there was a city bus driver Madison making more than -- 150000 dollars if I pointed out those sorts of problems I think most taxpayers.
Democrat independent Republican like we've said governor.
You need to fix it.
My problem was I was so anxious to fix it.
That I didn't spend as much time talking about it but usually politics it's the other way around and he's the politicians talk about it endlessly.
They never seem to fix things so I've always going to be gearing up to fix things but just understand looking for we -- have a better process to get that front.
Products may be different style but not substance if you had to do -- so ultimately all elections are local but this one.
Has -- -- million dollars of donations pouring in from corporate.
Donors including the Coke Brothers on the other side the national labor unions are all involved what -- the national implications in your opinion.
Of your own recall election.
Well we so well early last year in February and march of 2011 the national special interest -- big -- -- -- boss is poured.
Millions of dollars in first to take on -- reforms then -- take on the Supreme Court justice trend of time to be then the taken and six Republican state senators and recall election.
Then last fall in the petition drive itself and now.
Just on Friday.
The unions here in the state talked about money coming in from them -- the national unions.
The fighters over the next couple weeks I think it is one of those clear debates about who's in charge.
Is -- a handful of special interest -- and a handful of the state the local level a big government union bosses.
Was it ultimately the hardworking taxpayers I stand up inside the taxpayers I think that's an important message not just of my stay here Wisconsin.
But I think all across the country are we gonna stand with the special interest and we're gonna stay with the hardworking taxpayers my hope is on June 5 when -- -- clear.
And resounding message across to our state across United States.
That we need to -- of the taxpayers.
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker thanks for joining us this morning we appreciate it.
-- -- you -- you don't forget to vote for Donald Driver get to the stars either but I'll be watching this week Donald Driver has done some mean dancing and you might even retired Brett favre's Jersey I'm told this year but you think wait a few years.
You know what -- -- we'd gladly return we think he was great but we still love Aaron -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Our governor appreciates being with us coming out.