A fourth former official in Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) administration has publicly denounced the governor as he seeks a third term, while releasing a letter calling for the election of challenger Tony Evers (D), the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
“A number of Republicans running for governor or senator in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania, including several who hitched their wagon to Trump’s political movement, are behind in polls by double digits, a remarkable turnabout in swing states that were key to the president’s 2016 victory,” the Washington Post reports.
“If current polling averages hold, Democrats will maintain all their Senate seats in those states, pick up a handful of House seats and, in some cases, retake the governors’ mansions.”
A new Marquette University Law School Poll in Wisconsin finds Gov. Scott Walker (R) barely ahead of challenger Tony Evers (D), 47% to 46% among likely voters.
Last month, Evers had a 5-point lead.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) released one of the stranger political ads of the year.
A new Marquette University Law School Poll in Wisconsin finds Tony Evers (D) has opened a lead over Gov. Scott Walker (R) among likely voters in the race for governor, 49% to 44%, with Libertarian Phil Anderson at 6%.
Evers and Walker were tied at 46 percent each in the August poll.
In the race for U.S. Senate, Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) opened a huge lead over challenger Leah Vukmir, 53% to 42%.
Politico: “There’s every reason to believe this is the beginning of the end for Scott Walker. His presidential bid crashed and burned. He’s running for a third term as governor in what figures to be a hostile midterm for the Republican Party. Polling shows that the independent voters who were so critical to Walker’s wins in the 2012 recall and 2014 reelection are breaking away from him.”
“After years of futility, Democrats here are convinced they finally have him cornered.”
A new Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/Suffolk University poll in Wisconsin finds Tony Evers (D) leading Gov. Scott Walker (R) in the race for governor, 46% to 44%.
In the U.S. Senate race, Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) leads challenger Leah Vukmir (R), 50% to 42%.
A new Marquette Law School Poll in Wisconsin finds Gov. Scott Walker (R) deadlocked with challenger Tony Evers (D), 46% to 46% among likely voters, with Libertarian Phil Anderson at 6%.
In the U.S. Senate race, Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) barely leads challenger Leah Vukmir (R), 49% to 47%.
A new Public Policy Polling survey in Wisconsin shows shows Tony Evers (D) leading Gov. Scott Walker (R) in the governor’s race by five points, 49% to 44%.
A new Emerson College poll in Wisconsin finds that Tony Evers (D) leads Gov. Scott Walker (R) in the race for governor, 48% to 41%, with 7% of voters still undecided.
NBC News/Marist polled possible match ups for governor in three key Midwestern states:
- In Wisconsin, Tony Evers (D) leads Gov. Scott Walker (R), 54% to 41%.
- In Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer (D) leads Bill Schuette (R), 47% to 38%.
- In Minnesota, Lori Swanson (D) leads Tim Pawlenty (R) 51% to 40%, while Tim Walz (D) leads Pawlenty (R) 51% to 40%.
“Scott Walker’s political rebound is supposed to be grounded in Wisconsin, where he’s expected to run a robust gubernatorial campaign in a state where he has done nothing but win,” BuzzFeed News reports.
“But Walker, whose surprisingly quick rise and fall as a Republican presidential contender hurt his standing at home, also is carefully and somewhat quietly maintaining his national brand.”
After two years of mending fences after a failed presidential bid, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) “has clawed his way back. His numbers have inched up each of the past four quarters, and his approval rating is now back in the mid-to-high 40s,” according to James Hohmann.
“As the GOP primaries continued without him from New Hampshire to South Carolina and beyond, Walker convened the first of more than 100 ‘listening sessions’ in all 72 of Wisconsin’s counties. His advance team would set up two whiteboards in the front of every room. The governor would spend the first 20 minutes asking attendees to say something positive about the state, which he’d write down. Then he’d spend the next hour asking how Wisconsin could be better, filling up the second whiteboard. He tried to talk as little as possible.”
“The governor offered several concrete proposals in his budget around the themes that came up again and again, such as opioid abuse and broadband access, but he said the most important result of the sessions was conveying to Wisconsinites that he had not ‘moved on.'”
In a new campaign video, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) “touts his record and makes clear he wants to run for a third term in 2018,” the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.
Said Walker: “At the end of each day, after all of the miles and conversations, I can’t wait for the alarm to ring to see what opportunities tomorrow will bring. Are you with me?”
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