Friday, March 04, 2011

When even Forbes thinks Gov. Walker Has Lost The War

Gov. Scott Walker Has Lost The War - Rick Ungar - The Policy Page - Forbes

In what may be the result of one of the great political miscalculations of our time, Scott Walker’s popularity in his home state is fast going down the tubes.

A Rasmussen poll out today reveals that almost 60% of likely Wisconsin voters now disapprove of their aggressive governor’s performance, with 48% strongly disapproving.

While these numbers are clearly indicators of a strategy gone horribly wrong, there are some additional findings in the poll that I suspect deserve even greater attention.

It turns out that the state’s public school teachers are very popular with their fellow Badgers. With 77% of those polled holding a high opinion of their educators, it is not particularly surprising that only 32% among households with children in the public school system approve of the governor’s performance. Sixty-seven percent (67%) disapprove, including 54% who strongly disapprove.

Turns out people like us more than Walker? Maybe they can finally tell which one is the piggy at the trough, and which one is busy raising the future leaders of this state. -- Nice to know that the people in Wisconsin are ahead of Fox News.

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