Since this is the St. Norbert College Poll, I’m very prone to be cynical about this number. It’s just too small a sample (401), done over too long (two weeks), and is usually a school project (not kidding there).
Still, since it’s Wisconsin Public Radio sponsoring the poll, a ton of liberals are going to have to eat these numbers because so many in their base get this news only from WPR. Wish I was listening to Brian Schimming face off against Mike Tate this morning on the Joy Cardin Show as they talk about this poll.
That alone would be fun to hear.
If the election for Wisconsin’s governor was held right now, Republican Gov. Scott Walker would most likely win another term, according to the results of a new Wisconsin Public Radio-St. Norbert College survey.
Meanwhile, the survey’s results suggest Walker’s Democratic challenger needs to introduce herself to voters.
Most of the survey’s 401 respondents say that they believe Wisconsin is headed in the right direction.
The sitting governor also has a strong approval rating, the survey found. Walker is seeking a second term and is running against Democrat Mary Burke.
Wendy Scattergood, a political scientist and an associate at St. Norbert College’s Strategic Research Institute, said that 55 percent of respondents said they will vote for Walker while 40 percent said they’d back Burke.
“There’s a correlation there with how people feel the governor is doing, which is his approval rating, but also people feel the state is going in the right direction,” she said. “And 57 percent of our respondents think the state is going in the right direction, so it’s very close to the numbers with the vote choice. And then, if you look at the governor’s approval ratings right now, it’s at 59 percent.”
UPDATE — Apparently Mike Tate no-showed on Joy Cardin. They had to sub-in former DPW chairman Joe Wineke at the half-way part of the hour.
In my honest opinion, Joe was sounding like he wants his old job back.