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Rasmussen Poll: Almost Six In Ten Wisconsin Voters Disapprove Of Gov. Walker


In the poll, 57% of respondents said they disapprove of Walker's job performance -- including 48% who say they strongly disapprove. Meanwhile, only 43% said they approve of the job Walker is doing.

Not surprisingly, respondents who said they belong to a public union sided heavily against Walker, with roughly eight in ten giving him negative marks on job performance. Yet not only were public sector union members opposed to Walker, but a majority of private sector union members also disapproved of the governor by a 53% to 43% margin.

Also interesting to note -- the overwhelming opposition from people with children in Wisconsin public schools. Sixty-seven percent of people in that demographic disapprove of Walker, including 54% who strongly disapprove.

It's the latest poll to show Walker losing public support as the debate drags on, and as he continues to insist on a roll back of collective bargaining rights that have been in place for decades. Previous polls by PPP and GQR have shown Walker receiving little support for his proposal.

The Rasmussen poll is notable because, while PPP and GQR are Democratic pollsters, Rasmussen tends to tilt Republican, suggesting the results spell even more trouble for Walker.

The Rasmussen poll of 800 likely Wisconsin voters was conducted March 2. It has a margin of error of 4.0%.