Before Recall Primary, Superior Residents Hot on the Issues

By KBJR News 1

May 9, 2012 Updated May 9, 2012 at 1:00 PM CDT

Superior, WI (Northlands NewsCenter)
-- It's a subject about which everyone in Wisconsin seems to have an opinion.

It's gotten national attention and has put Badger State Politics under a microscope.

After tomorrows primary we will know who is running against Governor Scott Walker in the recall election. It subject that has people at coffee shops and water coolers debating and arguing the politics of the Gubernatorial recall.

The election is really starting to heat up.

Stuck into the fresh, spring grass in Superior are signs that every body seems to have an opinion about.

"They've got opinions, I've got opinions. It's nice to just talk about it."

Jon Urban has a strong opinion about the current political climate in Superior.

"If you're in a restaurant and you start talking this stuff you'd think your talking abortion, or religion. This is a heated, heated thing right now and we're right in the middle of it."

People in Superior, and in Wisconsin as a whole are right in the center of the battle between right and left, democrat and republican and Tuesday, they hit the polls to select the democratic challenger in 2012 Gubernatorial Recall election.

Some voters say the subject has killed discourse.

"There's no talking about politics. Not if you're talking to people on the opposite side of the fence, it gets to be pretty nasty."

Other voters, like the Democrat Urban who, lives in a neighborhood surrounded by "I stand with Scott Walker" signs, says that while things do get heated, talking politics over coffee with his neighbors is still civil.

"It hasn't separated us or segregated us at all. I love telling that story, he came to ask if he could put a sign in his yard...that pretty much explains it to me."

And debate, while almost impossibly without emotions flaring, is still to the centerpiece of our democracy.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has a seventeen point lead over Kathleen Falk, he's the heavy favorite in tomorrows election.

The latest Reuters Polls shows Barrett with a one point lead over Governor Walker, if he advances beyond the primary.

Zach Vavricka

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