A new WPR / St. Norberts poll says that by a 49% to 46% margin, most Wisconsinites think that Scott Walker "does not deserve to be re-elected," however is job approval rating is holding steady at 50%.
In an another important polticial metric, 41% say they are worse-off financially now than they were a year ago, while 33% say they are better-off and 26% say things are the same. As the graph to the left shows, the worse-off numbers are about the same as when Walker was elected in 2010 and the better-off have crept-up only marginally. For a sitting governor, these are pretty dangerous numbers.
Some other interesting results:
By the highest margin ever, 54% support Obamacare-- up eight points from a year ago.
President Obama's approval rating is down from 53% last spring to 48% now, with 50% disapproving.
19% or about one in five Wisconsinites have still not heard of Ron Johnson, which explains why his approval rating is 32% and his disapproval rating is at 35%
Tammy Baldwin's approval/disapproval is at 42%/38%.
At 35%, jobs/economy is still, far and away, the most important issue is in Wisconsin. Government dissatification is second at 20%, followed by taxes/budget at 13% and education at 7%. While the 35% is very high, it is down nearly 20 points from when Walker was elected in 2010, when jobs/economy came in at 54%.