Kudos to Wisconsin Republicans for their skepticism regarding the presidential candidacy of Scott Walker.
In the new Marquette Law School Poll, just 25 percent of voters who identified as Republican or said they lean Republican were supporting the governor’s candidacy.
That means that 75 percent of Wisconsin Republicans and independents who lean Republican are undecided or are backing someone else — with Dr. Ben Carson, billionaire Donald Trump, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former CEO Carly Fiorina, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush attracting credible numbers.
Given the level of support for Walker, perhaps it’s not surprising that 28 percent of Republicans don’t even like the fact that he’s running for president. Among independents who lean Republican, 53 percent do not approve of Walker’s presidential run. Fabulists might suggest that there are some Wisconsinites who do not want to lose the governor to the national stage, but Walker’s steadily declining approval rating — now just 39 percent — puts the lie to that claim.
Our neighbors in Iowa appear to be having second thoughts about him, bouncing him from the top spot in recent polls there. And though Walker is still ahead in Wisconsin, it is notable that three out of every four Badger State Republicans are skeptical about whether he’s the right man for their party or their country. The skeptics are right. ￼