Days after Scott Walker announced his new plan to wage war against unions, a new WBUR poll of New Hampshire shows Walker sinking to 1% support.
According to new WBUR poll of New Hampshire, Donald Trump and Ben Carson are virtually tied for first with Trump leading Carson 22%-18%, but this margin is narrowly outside the poll’s margin of error of 4.4%. Carly Fiorina is in third place at 11%. Jeb Bush continues to fail and flop, as he is tied for fourth place with John Kasich at 9%.
None of the four Republican Senators running for president can break 5% in support. Ted Cruz is in fifth place (5%). He is followed by Rand Paul in sixth (4%). Chris Christie is tied for seventh with Marco Rubio (2%), and Lindsey Graham is registering at 0.9% support.
Former Republican golden boy Gov. Scott Walker is nowhere to be found in the upper tier. Walker is tied with Mike Huckabee for eighth place at (1%).
It isn’t a coincidence that days after Walker tried to jumpstart his campaign by promising to wage war on unions, his support has dropped to an all-time low. Scott Walker’s campaign is in a complete state of collapse. The Wisconsin governor has been so non-competitive that he has been by bypassed by John Kasich as a potential running mate for the Republican nominee.
Walker went back to being a one-trick pony candidate, and the result has been one-way ticket on the fast track out of the Republican presidential race.
There are several Republican candidates whose campaigns are on life support. Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, and Rick Santorum will probably all be out before or right after the Iowa caucuses. Chris Christie, Rand Paul, and Scott Walker all need good showings in New Hampshire, or it will be over for them. Paul has to hang around through the Kentucky caucus that he is paying for, but minus a good showing somewhere, he is a dead candidate walking. Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz have the money to stay in the race no matter what, and Marco Rubio will try to stick around through Florida.
If Scott Walker finishes near the bottom in Iowa and New Hampshire, his campaign will be effectively dead.
It turns out that Republican voters don’t care about union busting as much as the Koch brothers do. Charles and David Koch are heading for another election defeat, as the Scott Walker horse that they backed has pulled up lame.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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