Skip to comments.Poll: Scott Walker approval hits 59 percent, leads Democratic opponent by 16 points
Posted on 04/12/2014 10:57:15 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has had a good run lately. He signed a major tax relief package into law, his controversial budget reforms have put the state back in the black, and his opponent has been torched for telling some high-profile fibs. A new poll from Wisconsin Public Radio suggests that voters are appreciative of the governor’s accomplishments. Walker leads Democrat Mary Burke by 16 points in the survey (56/40), with Walker’s approval rating soaring to just shy of 60 percent — an all-time high in the series. (President Obama’s job approval is underwater at 48/50 in the poll). Walker’s lead is fueled by a 19-point advantage among independents. Burke is employing tendentious and outright false claims to try to convince Wisconsinites that things aren’t going well in their state. How’s that argument holding up? Behold the juxtaposition:
Sour on Washington (-31), upbeat on Madison (+19). No wonder Burke doesn’t want to be seen with Obama. In fairness, the sample in this particular survey is a bit suspect at R+5 compared to D+4 in their last poll, taken in the fall of 2013. Then again, the GOP shift looks to be attributable to former self-identified independents now embracing the Republican label. A recent poll from Marquette University pegs Walker’s lead over Burke at six points, with the state-level right track/wrong track split at (+12). The same survey found that Wisconsin voters support Walker’s new tax cuts by a 21-point margin. We know that national Democrats are nervous about base turnout in November. Might Badger State liberals feel a bit demoralized that Burke’s campaign has effectively abandoned Act 1o — Walker’s aforementioned budget reforms — as an issue?
Though she opposes Act 10, Burke doesnt want to use that as a wrecking ball against Walker, according to Burke spokesman Joe Zepecki. Instead, theyll be campaigning on jobs and raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour…
Lefties occupied the capitol building to protest those measures. State Senate Democrats fled the state for days to try to block a vote. Egged on by MSNBC, they launched a costly recall election over Act 10. So much fail. Two years later, the Democratic standard bearer’s position on those very reforms has been reduced to qualified, pro forma statements of opposition. Remarkable.
Right now Walker is my presidential hopeful. He is an executive that has turned around a state. Hillary has nothing.
In Hillary’s defense she was able to get the first US Ambassador killed since 1988.
And that whole reset with Russia thing... that’s quite an accomplishment. lol!!
RE: Right now Walker is my presidential hopeful.
What’s his stance on illegal immigration?
Any WI US senators up for reelection this year?
Thanks SeekAndFind. He’s gone from nudging his opponent to whipping one.
I’m gonna take a closer look at him. Seems to be a good possibility.
Cruz....I like but after the MSM gets finished with him he’ll be about as electable as Palin.
Paul... .I like on domestic, questions on foreign.
I have read on FR he is not too good on that issue. But I don't think I will get everything I want, and I do think executive experience is very important. He took on the unions and won. He took on a budget deficit and turned it around. For a candidate to run on actual accomplishments, when Hillary will run on her gender and no accomplishments, Walker looks the best. Ideologically I like Cruz and Paul, but I am partial to governors over senators. Senators talk, governors govern. I'd prefer a governor with a good track record of holding the line on the budget, even if I have to pressure him to do the right thing on immigration.
I hope he runs for President.
Really? That's the first question? How about this: he won't bypass the Congress with a cartload of EOs giving illegals more rights than average citizen. He won't shove homosexuality up our collective arses, he won't lobby with all his might to proliferate abortions, he won't surround himself with the scum of the earth as advisers and give them un-elected powers to screw the People every which way but legally? How about any of a 1,000 things he won't do to our collective demise? Don't any of these other issues even begin to make a synaptic connection?
Who are the 38%?
Please stop calling it a “reset” with Russia. It was an “overcharge” and referred, possibly, to natural gas sales to Europe.