Gov. Scott Walker continues to be significantly less popular in the state of Wisconsin than President Barack Obama. A Marquette University Law School poll released today shows Walker’s approval rating to be 44 percent compared to Obama’s is 52 percent. Walker’s approval rating is essentially unchanged from 43 percent three weeks ago, but has climbed from 38 percent in August.
The new poll also shows that 44 percent of Wisconsin likely voters support Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for president and 37 percent support Republican Donald Trump. Libertarian Gary Johnson came in at 9 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein at 3 percent. Six percent do not express a preference, saying that they will vote for neither candidate, will not vote, or don’t know how they will vote.
Walker’s approval rating has been around 40 percent for more than a year. It dropped to its lowest levels as Walker launched his failed presidential bid and it has not recovered.
In Wisconsin’s U.S. Senate race, 46 percent of likely voters support Russ Feingold, 44 percent back Sen. Ron Johnson and 4 percent choose Libertarian candidate Phil Anderson. Five percent do not express a preference.
The latest Marquette Law School Poll was taken between Oct. 6, the day before the Trump video was released, until Sunday night just before the second presidential debate. It sampled 1,000 registered voters and the margin of error is plus or minus 3.7 percentage points.