By Jeff Simpson
Recently Scott Walker made an outrageous claim.
During a radio interview on April 1, 2014, Gov. Scott Walker claimed that a poll taken "a few months ago" showed "70 percent approval or higher" for Act 10, the collective bargaining reform law that spurred massive protests in Madison and an attempt to remove him from office.
After all of their "research", this was their conclusion:
So Scott Walker makes up a poll AND the results of the made up poll to make his signature bill look as if it is popular. Politifact finds out that this statement came right from the depths of Scott Walkers imagination and their rating -
Walker said a poll "taken a few months ago" found "70 percent approval or higher" for his Act 10 collective bargaining law.
No known poll has asked Wisconsinites about Act 10 in the months leading up to Walker's statement on April 1, 2014, and his staff did not cite one. One poll question from May 2012 found 75 percent support for one part of the law, but what the level of support for Act 10’s various provisions might have been a few months ago is strictly speculation.
We rate Walker's statement False.
Mary Burke makes a statement about Scott Walker's jobs failure and they rate it "pants on fire".
What could be more "pants on fire" than making up your own poll and results?
We at CogDis rate this statement and Politifacts handling of it
Liar Liar, Pants on Fire!