Poll: Approval Ratings for Walker, Trump Steady

A new poll finds President Trump's approval rating in Wisconsin has shown little change over the past nine months. A new poll finds President Trump's approval rating in Wisconsin has shown little change over the past nine months. |  Photo: White House

Created: March 05, 2018 01:56 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - President Donald Trump's approval rating in Wisconsin is nearly unchanged from nine months ago.

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The Marquette University Law School poll released Monday shows his approval rating is 43 percent. That's up from 41 percent in June, the same as it was in March 2017.

Pollster Charles Franklin says the different is statistically irrelevant and Trump is holding steady.

Trump's disapproval rating was 47 percent in March 2017, 51 percent in June and 50 percent in the latest poll.

There continued to be a stark partisan divide over how he's doing, with 89 percent of Republicans approving of his job so far and 89 percent of Democrats disapproving.

Walker approval rating at 47 percent

Gov. Scott Walker's approval rating is little unchanged from nine months ago as he mounts his re-election bid.

The poll shows his approval rating is 47 percent. That is basically unchanged from 48 percent in June, his highest marks since October 2014.

At this time in 2014, when Walker was last on the ballot for re-election, his approval rating was the same as it is now - 47 percent.

His disapproval rate is also 47 percent.

Franklin says, "essentially the state is pretty divided over him."

Poll shows skepticism over Foxconn project

The poll shows that most registered voters think the $3 billion in state incentives are not worth the cost to attract the $10 billion Foxconn Technology Group project in southeast Wisconsin.

Pollsters asked whether the state was paying more in incentives for Foxconn than the project is worth. They found that 49 percent think the state is paying more than it's worth, while 38 percent say it will provide as much economic development as the state is paying.

Gov. Scott Walker championed the Foxconn project, which could lead to the creation of 13,000 jobs at the massive display screen manufacturing campus.

The poll surveyed 800 registered voters between Feb. 25 and Thursday and had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.

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