Never as Low

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.

Via Scott Walker compared his polling woes to Reagan’s. Does a Reagan biographer agree? @ Washington Post.


“Polling data shows that the governor’s greatest loss of home-state support this year has occurred among independents, moderates and voters in northern and western Wisconsin, swing regions that were key to Walker’s statewide victories….” Via Walker losing support from political center in home state @ JS Wisconsin Voter Blog.

Walker Collapses in NH

PPP’s new New Hampshire poll finds Donald Trump in the strongest position of any poll we’ve done anywhere since he entered the race. Trump laps the Republican field with 35% to 11% for John Kasich, 10% for Carly Fiorina, 7% each for Jeb Bush and Scott Walker, 6% for Ben Carson, 4% each for Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio, and 3% for Rand Paul.

Via Trump up big in NH; Sanders leads Clinton @ PPP.