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Poll: Walker's approval down to 41 percent, Clinton ahead of him by 12 percent in Wisconsin

A Marquette University poll released today shows Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s approval rating at 41 percent, down from 49 percent in October. The poll found that 56 percent of voters in the state disapprove of Walker’s performance as governor.

The poll also showed that home-state advantage would not benefit Walker in a presidential matchup against Democrat Hillary Clinton. Fifty-two percent of Wisconsinites would support Clinton over 40 percent for Walker, if they both win their party’s nominations, according to the MU poll.

Only 34 percent of Wisconsin voters said that Walker should run for president, while 62 percent said he should not. Although Walker has not formally entered the race, his candidacy is considered very likely.

The poll also found Democrat Russ Feingold ahead of Republican Sen. Ron Johnson 54 percent to 38 percent. In 2010, Johnson ousted Feingold in the same Republican-wave election that brought Walker to power.

Marquette’s poll of 803 registered voters was conducted between April 7 and April 10. The poll has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.

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