When Rasmussen can’t even give a conservative Republican favorable polling, then there’s a real problem.
Rasmussen just released a poll on Wisconsin Governor Walker’s approval rating after roughly two months in office. It’s downright scary for the guy. 57% of likely voters DISAPPROVE of his jobs performance, with 43% approving.
But it gets even worse:
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Wisconsin Voters finds that just 34% Strongly Approve of the job he is doing, while 48% Strongly Disapprove.
That means most of his disapproval is a strong disapproval that isn’t likely to change anytime soon.
Rasmussen says the problem is that Walker is incredibly unpopular in public union households and households with school-aged children. And there are apparently more of those folks who actually live in Wisconsin than the Koch Brothers.
Unlike Kasich, Walker won a clear majority of the vote… 55%, to be exact. That means there’s a sizeable number of people who voted for Walker who, on some level, already disapprove of him.
The good news for Kasich is that the events in Wisconsin with the Senate walkout, the Statehouse lock out, and Walker’s public threats to try to get his way are far more politically extreme than what Kasich has to do. Also, Ohio tends to be a much redder State than Wisconsin. So bad news in Wisconsin for Walker doesn’t necessarily indicate the same trend in Ohio.
The bad news for Kasich? It probably means that his poll numbers are taking some sort of hit. For a guy who’s only public opinion poll so far has pegged his approval rating at 30%, this could be a real problem. Another bad news is that a PPP poll in January had Kasich as the second least popular new Governor in the nation. And Kasich hasn’t exactly been executing an effective charm offense since taking office, either.
Quinnipiac is expected to release a new Ohio poll at the end of the month. It’ll be interesting to see how Kasich is holding up.