Republican Support Collapsing In Wisconsin As Hillary Clinton Leads Scott Walker 52-40

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A Marquette University Law School poll released on April 16, 2015 is full of bad news for Wisconsin Republicans. The poll finds that in a head to head presidential contest, Democrat Hillary Clinton would soundly defeat Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker 52-40 percent, in the Badger state.

Furthermore, the poll also finds that Tea Party Republican Ron Johnson is in grave danger of losing his Senate seat in 2016. If Democratic former Senator Russ Feingold seeks a rematch against Johnson, Feingold appears poised to avenge his 2010 loss. Feingold is crushing Johnson 54-38 in that hypothetical race.

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Walker’s inability to govern his state effectively has damaged the Republican brand in Wisconsin. Not only has Walker crippled his own chances in the state, but his poor performance as Governor may also drag down Senator Ron Johnson in 2016. 53 percent of Wisconsin voters say the state is headed in the wrong direction, with just 43 percent saying Wisconsin is on the right track. With Republicans in charge of state government, those numbers illustrate why Walker and Johnson are struggling in the polls. By a 50-44 margin, Wisconsin voters also disapprove of the controversial “Right to work” law that the state recently passed.

Wisconsin Republicans still love Scott Walker, so he would have no difficulty in the GOP primary. He leads all other GOP candidates comfortably. However, Democrats and Independents have soured on Walker to the point where he is a liability in a general election contest against Hillary Clinton.

Interestingly, Walker fares worse in his home state than Kentucky Senator Rand Paul or former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. Clinton outperforms Paul 49-41, and she is ahead of Bush 49-38. Both those races are closer than the Clinton versus Walker match-up, where Hillary has a 52-40 lead.

The November election is still well over a year away, so Walker and Johnson’s fortunes could potentially rebound, depending upon how events unfold between now and then. However, it is clear that, at this point in time, Wisconsin voters have soured on Governor Walker and the Republican Party. If that trend continues, and Walker somehow still manages to secure the Republican nomination, he could be headed for a double-digit defeat in his home state. Should that happen, he would also almost certainly drag Tea Party Senator Ron Johnson down with him.

23 Replies to “Republican Support Collapsing In Wisconsin As Hillary Clinton Leads Scott Walker 52-40”

  1. It’s partly how “nice” most Wisconsin people are (he’s the governor-if you don’t have something nice to say…) and partly how cultishly devoted the rabid right is.

  2. Is anyone actually surprised about Walkers numbers? The Koch bros could only shine that turd up so much, especially against someone who has an IQ larger than the last grade level that they finished. And Ron Johnson,……. just seems so breathtakingly stupid. He looks like his mother drank heavily when pregnant. Come to think of it Walker looks similar. Wisconsin must have had to hire some handicapped people to fill a quota.

  3. It’s a little late now for regret from my fellow Wisconsinites.

    They destroyed 100 years of progressive gains in our state in just a few years and now they are starting to regret their actions.

    Screw them all…

  4. I am just wondering why it has taken Wisconsin voters so long to see the truth about Scott Walker. Why did they elect him ….. three times ? Were they THAT mad at public workers ? Is so, what made them so mad. Were the public worker benefits that much out of line with what public workers in other states get ?

    Was it very skillful media ads, financed by Koch Brother funded groups ? Is that what got him such electoral victories ? Perhaps some residents of that state can explain it to us.

  5. Hopefully the people of Wisconsin waking up to the damage the Republican Party has reigned upon them will be a forerunner to the rest of the country waking up also. What have they done since being the majority elected? Dog shit is what. All they have done is the same shameful obstructing they have been doing since President Obama has taken office. They have hobbled this country more than any time in our country’s history. What a disgraceful bunch of complete losers.

  6. If history be any guide, Wisconsin will become another southern state before the cheeseheads admit to being wrong about Scott Walker.

  7. But they CAN buy Walker, Boehner, McConnell, Cruz, Rubio, Lee,& all Congressional Republicans.

    They CANT buy Hillary!!!!

  8. Republicans love running state deficits

    Wisconsin – $2.2 billion budget deficit
    New Jersey – $7.25 billion deficit
    Pennsylvania – $1.8 billion deficit
    Kansas – $1 billion deficit
    Arizona – $1.5 billion deficit
    Alaska – $3.5 billion deficit
    Alabama – $950 million deficit
    Louisiana – $1.6 billion deficit
    Alabama – $700 million deficit
    Michigan – $454 million deficit
    North Carolina – $445 million deficit
    Oklahoma – $600 million deficit
    Maryland – $1.2 billion deficit

  9. Andy, thanks for the numbers.

    Unbelievable, Wisconsin has a bigger deficit than Kansas! Wow…just wow. Scott wants to run the country…yeah…down to the ground.

  10. Sugapea, good article.

    I wonder how “aggressive” Walker would be if he didn’t have the treasure trove of Kochs bucks behind him? He is so arrogant because of the money behind him, he’s a Koch whore, nothing more. Thinks he is a bad *ss; he is nothing but a sham with little man syndrome, propped up as a tool for sociopathic Koch regime.

  11. Did Scott Whopper really think he had a snowball’s chance in hell against the most popular Secretary of State since Thomas Jefferson?

  12. This early in the pre election season polls mean absolutely nothing. Everyone has heard of Hillary Clinton. Not so much the other candidates.

  13. Glad to see WI is waking up. Who wouldn’t choose sugar
    over shi@? And the reason Walker got elected so many
    times, cheese tends to plug digestive traffic leading to a
    common repug sickness known as shi@ for brains.[WINK]

  14. While that would be mostly true if this were a national poll, this is a poll of Wisconsin voters. They’ve heard of Scott Walker. Trust me on that. He’s been on the ballot there three times in the last four years.

  15. If all the people, Union members, those who supported the recall and anyone hurt by Scutt Walker will now have a chance to get even. He cut funding for the University, programs for the lower income residents, and health programs.Tried to stop residents from voting. Retribution time has come!

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