There’s a new Wisconsin poll out from Public Policy Polling: Mixed News for Walker:
Walker is up 47/43 against Peter Barca, 48/42 against Mary Burke, 47/41 against Kathleen Vinehout, and 47/40 against Tom Nelson. He leads by 5-10 points with independents in all four match ups, and takes an average of 12% of the Democratic vote while losing only 7% of Republicans.
You’ll note that Scott Walker is under 50% which is a good sign since he’s an incumbent. However, he’s still in the high 40s percentage-wise, which is problematic. Furthermore, if you look at his approval ratings, they are comparable to President Obama’s and Obama won reelection.
Of course, it’s still early, but looking at Scott Walker’s job approval numbers I can’t help but think that something needs to change if Scott Walker is to lose. Now, that could be Scott Walker doing some more unpopular things or perhaps a very well run campaign by a Democratic challenger for governor. But it’s gotta be something. I keep getting the impression that certain Democratic leaders think that they’ll just be able to point at Walker’s bad job creation numbers and walk away with the Governor’s office. That just won’t be the case…or at the very least, the Democrats are going to have to work very hard on the jobs issue.
One other thing, that very restrictive abortion bill that Governor Walker passed? Not so popular:
One issue that’s hurting Walker is the abortion bill he signed this year. Only 20% of voters in the state support it, compared to 47% who are opposed.
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