Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Wisconsin independent voters UPDATE: And the hits just keep on coming for Scott Walker and Leah Vukmir

'Hit' as in an instance of being hit.

The good news for Tony Evers is that not all of the 'undecided' independent voter are going to shift to 'unfavorable'.  Of the independent who chose either 'favorable' or 'unfavorable', 74% chose the former.

The big caveat is that Evers must define himself to the voters and not let the opposition do this job for him.

I'm sure by now the Wisconsin GOP realizes it has a clinker of a candidate.  

As expected, Vukmir won big in the WOW counties -- Waukesha, Ozaukee, and Washington -- but mostly remained a mystery to GOP voters outside of her southeastern Wisconsin base.

Kevin Nicholson -- Charlie Sykes' vision of the central casting version of what a Republican candidate should look like, be like, sound like -- won 57 of the state's 72 counties.  He would have given Tammy Baldwin a much stronger re-election challenge.

Source:  The New York Times

9/3/2018 update, "More bad news for Scott Walker", starts here.

Walker has a negative 16-percentage-point gap in his approval/disapproval ratings with independent voters.

Independent voters give Tony Evers a 25-percentage-point cushion in the governor's race.

 By a 21-percentage-point margin, independent voters feel it is time for somebody new in the governor's office.

By a 19-percentage-point margin, independent voters feel that it will be more of the same in a third term with Same Walker.

Original 9/2/2018 post, "As far as Wisconsin's independent voters are concerned, standing with Donald Trump is not going to help GOP candidates", starts here.

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Source:  Suffolk

Scott Walker, GOP face uphill battle right now for independent voters.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8/31/2018)

Leah Vukmir already at a 37% disapproval level with 33% undecided?  She is most definitely not in the driver's seat. 

My guess is some Walker folks are trying to change the Leahs' mind.

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