Heads up, I’ve been away on vacation and have a busy week so I probably won’t be posting too many diaries this week. However, I did want to highlight some good news out of Wisconsin today courtesy of Suffolk University’s latest poll:
Just under half the Wisconsin electorate (48%) thinks the state is heading in the right direction.
Just under half (48%) approves of the job GOP Gov. Scott Walker is doing.
And just under half (44%) backs Walker for re-election against Democratic challenger Tony Evers.
Those numbers all come from a new statewide poll of 500 likely voters by Suffolk University, conducted for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Are they good enough to get Walker re-elected? Only the Nov. 6 election will tell.
Walker trails Evers 44% to 46% in the new Suffolk poll, a difference well within the margin of error.
The latest survey is consistent with the findings of other pollsters on the two-term governor in at least two respects.
First, the Republican Walker is in greater danger of losing his job right now than the other big-name incumbent on the Wisconsin ballot this fall, Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin.
Baldwin leads her GOP opponent Leah Vukmir 50% to 42% in the Suffolk poll. In five different surveys by four different pollsters since June, Baldwin has been better positioned than Walker to win re-election, a pattern that underscores how challenging this mid-term election cycle is for the GOP.
Baldwin also has a more positive image than Walker in the Suffolk survey.
“She looks solid to me, across demographic (groups),” said Suffolk pollster David Paleologos, who polls for USA Today. Baldwin is trailing Vukmir by single digits among men in the survey but winning women 58% to 35%.
Let’s keep up the momentum and make sure the Blue Wave hit’s Wisconsin hard. Click below to donate and get involved with Baldwin, Evers and their fellow Wisconsin Democrats’ campaigns: