DAILY WISCONSIN

Polls

Marquette Poll on GOP 

First of all, Gov Walker’s approval rating was newsworthy in that nothing has changed on that front. Still stuck below 40% (38.8%, to be exact), and not significantly different from what we’ve seen this Summer. What is noteworthy in this poll is that Walker’s disapproval comes from every region of the state.

Scott Walker approve-disapprove, Feb 2016 ,
City of Milwaukee 27.7-69.1
Rest of MKE market 44.0-48.5
Madison market 25.1-70.1
GB/Appleton market 45.0-46.6
Rest of Wisconsin 42.0-51.3

Via Jake’s Economic TA Funhouse: Marquette Poll shows Walker, GOP losing all swing areas, moderates.

Underwater Most Places

A key to Walker’s re-election in November 2014 was that he won decisively in Northeastern Wisconsin, and in much of rural Wisconsin. Which is why it is noteworthy that Walker’s declining approval ratings aren’t just limited to the urban parts of the state, but are dropping throughout Wisconsin, putting him significantly underwater everywhere except the Milwaukee suburbs.

Walker approval/disapproval
City of Milwaukee 24-68
Rest of MKE Market 52-44
Madison Market 29-67
GB-Appleton Market 37-57
Rest of State 33-62

Via Jake’s Economic TA Funhouse: Marquette Poll shows Walker has lost NE Wisconsin, and Bernie can win it for Dems.

Dr. Carson?

How incredibly strange… and this follows on Carson’s much-noticed statement that he wouldn’t accept a Muslim as President. Can it be that what seemed like an unforced error actually helped his cause? Trump boosted his cause by making statements that look — to mainstream commentators — as though they outright disqualify him from being taken seriously. Perhaps it’s not Trump’s style and bluster that have put him in the lead, but the substance itself, the very substance that horrifies moderates. Because here’s Carson, with his completely different demeanor and tone, vaulting ahead saying something that anybody serious was supposed to know you just don’t say.

Via The new IBD/TIPP poll has Ben Carson in the lead — with 24% — and Trump at 17% @ Althouse.