A Republican poll of Wisconsin released today showed that the state’s loathing of Donald Trump is real as Hillary Clinton leads the Republican nominee by 12 points.
A new Public Opinion Strategies (R) poll of Wisconsin found Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump 43%-31%. The poll suggests that Trump’s poor showing in the Wisconsin Republican primary was not a mirage. Wisconsin voters don’t like Donald Trump.
The bigger problem for Republicans is that Trump could cost them a Senate seat. Former Sen. Russ Feingold is leading incumbent Republican Sen. Ron Johnson consistently in the polls. The Real Clear Politics average of polls shows Feingold up by 5.7%. With Trump showing no upside in Wisconsin, Johnson could be facing an impossible climate in November.
Much has been made in the media of Trump’s bump in the national polls, but Trump still does not lead in a single state that President Obama won in 2012. If Trump doesn’t flip any Obama states, he can’t win.
The Badger State was never a good fit for Trump, and it could end up being a textbook example of how the Republican nominee will cost Republicans seats up and down the ballot in 2016.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a 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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