Left-Leaning Poll Shows Dip In Walker’s Approval Ratings

Walker's Also Shown To Trail Clinton By 9 Points In Hypothetical Presidential Matchup

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A new poll from Public Policy Polling finds that Gov. Scott Walker’s approval ratings have fallen in Wisconsin, and that Walker is behind in a potential presidential matchup against Hillary Clinton.

The poll, which surveyed nearly 1,100 registered Wisconsin voters, found that 43 percent of respondents approve of Walker’s job performance, while 52 percent disapprove. The left-leaning group’s last poll in October recorded a 49 percent approval rating and a 47 percent disapproval rating.

Charles Franklin, a pollster at Marquette University’s Law School, wasn’t involved in this survey, but he said the findings show Walker is losing ground with some voters.

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“Republicans seem to be rallying around him as he launches his presidential bid and as he moves ahead with right to work and the budget — but at the cost of some support of moderates and independents,” said Franklin.

In a hypothetical race between Walker and Hillary Clinton, the new survey shows Walker 9 points behind among registered Wisconsin voters.