This is the stuff that gives me a headache. Here you have a proven, strong leader, Governor Scott Walker, who won statewide in Wisconsin 3 times, 2010, 2012, and 2104, in a head-to-head against Hillary Clinton, a calculating power-hungry deceiver who is a bigger phony than her husband. And he's trailing her in his home state by 12 points. I just don't get it.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who has enjoyed several months of good news in his prospective quest for the Republican presidential nomination, hit a bump Thursday with a new poll showing a sharp drop in his popularity at home..
Walker's job approval has fallen to 41%, with 56% disapproving, according to the latest Marquette Law School poll, which has been Wisconsin's leading survey. That's the lowest approval figure for Walker in several years of Marquette's surveys.
The one piece of good news for Walker, who has not officially declared his candidacy, is that he has a healthy early lead over other Republican hopefuls in the state's presidential primary. Walker is the first choice of 40% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, the survey showed, followed by Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky at 10% and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 8%.
Clinton had support of 58% of Democrats and independents who lean Democratic, followed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts at 14% and Vice President Joe Biden at 12%. Two Democrats who have indicated they might run against Clinton, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, each had 1%.
In a head-to-head contest, Clinton beat Walker, 52% to 40%.