Russ Feingold: 44% have favorable opinion, 30% unfavorable opinion. #mulawpoll
— MULawPoll (@MULawPoll) January 28, 2016
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 Channel 3000.
President Obama job approval: 51% approve, 45% disapprove.
— MULawPoll (@MULawPoll) September 30, 2015
Oh-So-Gentle-Don’t-To-Want-Hurt-Anyone’s-Feelings Post of the Day™ –
Missing from the list was Walker, who earned less than half a percentage point support, putting the former frontrunner in the same category as long shots like Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, and former New York Gov. George Pataki.
His results reported with an asterisk instead of a whole number. Only Rick Perry, who’s quit, scores lower –
Via CNN/ORC Poll 9.20.15.
Walker lowest of poll on Wednesday debate @ 1%
But in 1980, Reagan never fell as low as Walker is now. A June 1979 Washington Post poll found Reagan lapping the field, with 43 percent support to just 16 percent for then-fast-fading former Texas governor John Connolly. A September 1979 poll, which asked voters how they’d lean if former president Ford entered the race, found Reagan at 29 percent and Ford at just 21 percent.
Metaphorically likening yourself to Reagan can only take you so far.
Tenth place –
Below both Don’t Know/No Answer and None of Them –
Was at 13 once –
Walker, the governor of neighboring Wisconsin, dropped 15 points in the state in the last two months in Qunnipiac’s poll. In July, Walker led the pack at 18 percent. This time, he’s near the bottom of the field of 17, at 3 percent. He earned similar support in last weekend’s NBC News/Marist poll, at 5 percent.