Walker’s disapproval rating at 49 percent


Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s approval rating is about the same as it was seven months ago – 48 percent, according to a survey of Wisconsin voters by Public Policy Polling. His disapproval rating is at 49 percent.

The conservative Republican eads by 4-7 points in potential Democratic challengers when voters are asked about the 2014 gubernatorial race.

More than 60 percent of those polled said they weren’t sure about potential Democratic opponents Kathleen Vinehunt, Mary Burke, Peter Barca or Tom Nelson.

Looking at voting ages, Walker’s approval rating is lowest with those 18-29. And about 65 percent of the voters in that age range  would cast a ballot for the Democrat in 2014.

The PPP survey also found that only 20 percent of Wisconsinites support the challenged law rolling back reproductive freedoms and access to abortion in the state. 

Also, 45 percent of voters say the Solidarity Singers who have staged daily demonstrations at the state Capitol should not be required to get a permit, as the Walker administration has mandated.

About 41 percent of voters think otherwise. 

The survey found that 72 percent of Republicans think permits should be required and 17 percent of Democrats.

The poll, conducted Sept. 13-16 and with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9, found the president’s approval rating dropping from 50 percent in February to 47 percent in September.

PPP conducted the poll in automated telephone interviews. It noted on a news release that the poll was not paid for by any campaign or political party.