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Joining us now Fox -- former finalist.
One William's great to see you thank you this as we look at those exit polls this thing is every bit as tight as was forecast -- -- -- this tighter than a 2010 rates then that tells you how tight it is in some amazing things in there.
One is the level up turning out.
Unbelievable these are historic highs high 60%.
Of people in the state who will vote today we've never seen anything like this in terms of -- gubernatorial race.
And is as we look at Governor Walker and -- -- reporter on this broadcast.
This governor with there has eliminated three point six billion dollar deficit.
I he has a stated position for a 150 million dollar surplus he's done so.
Without firing a single state employee.
Yet this seems to be of no moment.
To those was found tonight's.
Principally Democrat principally union driven and oriented.
-- Why is that.
I think they're two things to say and -- -- -- move for you and me may be a little bit mysterious but.
When you look at the numbers people in the states -- they've never seen the state so polarized -- not accustomed to.
Wisconsin being what someone said today is a Petri dish for national politics and right now you have tremendous forces.
On either side not only the union issue but Republican Democrat respectively.
All on display in the state tremendous infusion of money from outside the state.
I think it's caused some disquiet and -- -- people argue about the way in which walker went about it if you look at the numbers that you just put up on the screen -- You know what.
When you ask people about this you get about that 3940%.
Number that you -- that say they approve of his handling of collective bargaining and if you specifically ask about reductions in terms of property taxes and the like as a result.
Overwhelming positive noted that club up right but they don't like the idea that he came in and he was so aggressively kind of pushed hard through the legislature -- all these massive protest.
Or got the unions to re act anyway with massive protest and now you know -- we forget.
They got almost twice the number of signatures needed.
To have this recall today which is an extraordinary event in American politics I guess you and I would remember Gray Davis back in with three California and -- -- doesn't happen very often.
-- a -- when I'm Arnold Schwarzenegger group benefited mightily that eight in this style of leadership here I've I'm not completely convinced that it would have mattered.
How deft and gentle.
Our Governor Walker was because in removing.
So much of the report for bargaining powers of the union which had been in trench.
For and for decades still there's going to be might be passionate response and -- we're -- exactly that.
Right the question is how do you negotiate away something that some people feel is a birthright.
And not in fact.
Something that you gain as a matter of compromise and argument now I would say this that you have this as the national pattern obviously we saw something like this with governor -- -- Ohio.
We've seen similar steps tape where he was rolled back he was -- -- what -- seen similar steps now Florida.
Are you see some of these efforts now taking place in -- much milder -- Rick Snyder the government here.
Not getting this kind of push back but making similar efforts in Michigan so.
They're that we see that this is a major item in terms of the national body politic and reducing deficits and the cost of state government.
When you look at the economy today.
Private sector actually is having some growth its public sector because of pensions and extreme contracts that continues to -- workers.
And -- And and frankly we this recession.
That has turned into a jobless recovery.
Is created far more pain far longer than anyone really anticipated.
Are all but there the most pessimistic.
Unfortunately and it will have implications as you were.
If -- states are clearly on the national.
Finance well I think unions come out of this if they lose.
Hurting and I think if they if walker wins.
I think everybody who is -- on the Republican side will.
Find new new sources of money and new sources of organizing.
To bring to the table.
And it also put those democratic governors facing exactly the same -- circumstances.
Probably move many of them to the centers well absolutely.
One good to see you as always -- --
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