The campaigns for the upcoming midterm elections in November are really heating up, with several states historically won by Republican candidates seeing tight races with spreads between opponents only in the single digits. Some states are even seeing sitting Republicans losing their battles by spreads in the double digits — Wisconsin is one of these states.
According to an NBC News/Marist Poll, Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) is losing his battle for re-election against the Democratic state schools superintendent, Tony Evers, by 10 points with Walker getting 43 percent of likely voters, and Evers getting 53 percent.
According to the poll:
‘Walker also has a significant deficit when comparing the two candidates’ favorability ratings.
‘Evers has a net-positive favorability rating, with 49 percent of respondents reporting a favorable view of him compared to 38 percent unfavorable, with 24 percent saying they haven’t heard of him or are unsure. Walker’s favorability rating is underwater, with 42 percent of likely voters having a favorable view of him and 54 percent having an unfavorable one.’
Back in August, during Wisconsin’s primaries, Donald Trump came out in support of Gov. Walker tweeting his prediction:
‘Scott Walker is very special and will have another great win in November. He has done a fantastic job as Governor of Wisconsin and will always have my full support and Endorsement!’
Scott Walker is very special and will have another great win in November. He has done a fantastic job as Governor of Wisconsin and will always have my full support and Endorsement!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 15, 2018
At the beginning of October, former President Obama endorsed Evers.
Despite having won the state of Wisconsin in the 2016 election, Trump’s favorability there has hit a deficit, which may be the cause of Walker trailing by 10 points. Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, told NBC News:
‘While President Trump’s popularity in the state he narrowly carried in 2016 has improved, his standing remains upside down.’
‘Coupled with the enthusiasm advantage Democrats have over Republicans in the state, Democrats are positioned to hold their Senate seat and lay claim to the governorship.’
Let’s hope he’s correct. This could be a huge win for Democrats!
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