Wisconsin Approval Ratings: Trump Down, Walker Up

President Donald Trump's approval rating in Wisconsin is slipping, according to a Marquette University Law School poll. President Donald Trump's approval rating in Wisconsin is slipping, according to a Marquette University Law School poll. |  Photo: White House

June 28, 2017 01:45 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin's view of President Donald Trump is getting worse.

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A new poll released Wednesday shows that 51 percent of respondents disapprove of the job he's doing as president. Only 41 percent approve.

The latest Marquette University Law School numbers are worse than in March. In that poll, Trump's approval rating was the same but his disapproval rate was 47 percent.

The poll showed a stark partisan split over Trump's job performance, with 85 percent of Republicans approving of how the president is doing and 95 percent of Democrats disapproving.

The poll surveyed 800 registered voters between June 22 and Sunday and had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.

Trump won Wisconsin by less than 1 percentage point.

Walker approval rating rises

Gov. Scott Walker's approval rating is at its highest level since October 2014.

The Marquette University Law School poll showed that 48 percent of respondents approve of the job Walker is doing while 48 percent disapprove. His approval rating was 45 percent in March and 42 percent in late October.

His rating is the same as it was at this point in July 2013 before he ran for a second term in 2014.

The poll was taken as Walker has been traveling the state touting his state budget proposal that raises spending on public schools.

Poll shows most Wisconsinites oppose repealing health law

A majority of Wisconsin voters remain supportive of the current national health care law, despite efforts by the Republican-controlled Congress to scrap the law.

Results of the latest Marquette University Law School poll are almost identical from March, which also showed majority support for the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare."

The latest poll shows 54 percent favored keeping the law and improving it while 6 percent keep it as is with no changes. Only 7 percent say the law should be repealed outright while 27 percent say it should be repealed and replaced.

Poll shows lack of support of higher taxes for roads

A new poll shows support for paying higher taxes to support K-12 schools and health care, but not to finance road construction and repair.

The Marquette University Law School poll shows that those three areas were named as the top priority for the state budget. Republican lawmakers are still negotiating a new budget, with whether to raise taxes to pay for roads a major stumbling block.

Of those who named K-12 schools as their priority, 75 percent said they'd be willing to pay more in taxes. Of those who named health, 59 percent said they'd pay more in taxes.

But for those who named roads, only 46 percent said they'd pay more in taxes.


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