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Gov. Scott Walker’s approval rating is at 43 percent, one year after he stumbled in his ill-fated run for president, becoming the first of 17 GOP candidates to drop out of the primary race.
A Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday showed Walker’s approval is unchanged from three weeks ago. But it’s better than the 38 percent approval he had six weeks ago.
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.
By comparison, President Barack Obama’s approval rating in Wisconsin was 54 percent and Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan’s was 47 percent.
The latest Marquette Law School Poll also showed Sen. Ron Johnson trailing Democrat Russ Feingold by 6 points.
Among registered voters, Feingold had 46 percent support, compared with 40 percent for Johnson. Among likely voters, Feingold had 47 percent compared with 41 percent for Johnson.
Feingold has polled continuously ahead of Johnson, who ousted him during the tea party wave election of 2010, throughout the year.
Meanwhile, the presidential race in Wisconsin is a draw. Democrat Hillary Clinton had 44 percent support among likely voters in the latest poll, compared with 42 percent for Trump. That’s less than the margin of error.
Neither Clinton nor Trump are focusing time and money on Wisconsin, however. No Republican has won the state’s presidential vote since 1984.
The latest poll was conducted by phone Sept. 15 through Sunday, sampling 802 registered Wisconsin voters with a margin of error of 4.8 percent.