Polling data from the Marquette Law School found that while confidence in Gov. Scott Walker is generally high, voters are more reluctant to place optimism in the state’s economic growth.
In an attempt to gauge the political climate of the state, the Marquette Law School Poll asked 802 voters to share their opinion on key political figures and issues.
The poll was distributed to randomly-selected voters over landlines and cell phones over the course of three days earlier this month.
The following is a summary of some of the key issues voters voiced their opinions on, according to the data report from Marquette Law School.
The poll showed 50.8 percent of respondents said they approve of Walker in his capacity as governor, while 42.5 percent said they disapprove of his handling of the job.
However, just 26.9 percent of respondents said the economy has gotten better over the past year and 27.9 percent said it has gotten worse. A larger group of respondents, 43.7 percent, said economic conditions have remained the same.
Looking forward to this year’s November elections, 46.9 percent said they would vote for Walker if the elections were held immediately, while 40.7 percent said their votes would go to Burke.
Polling also showed the majority of voters do not believe the state will reach the Governor’s goal of creating 250,000 jobs over four years. Of those polled, 13.8 percent said the state will have added that many jobs, while 79.1 percent said the state will fall short of this goal.
On the topic of President Barack Obama’s signature health care reform, 35.4 percent said they support the Affordable Care Act, while 55.5 percent said they viewed the law unfavorably.
While the media has recently speculated on Walker’s potential 2016 presidential bid, 63 percent of respondents said they would not like to see him run for the presidency. Of respondents, 31 percent said they would like to see him launch a presidential campaign.
CORRECTION, 1/27: The original version of this post incorrectly cited the October 2013 Marquette Law School poll data. This story has been has been corrected to reflect the January 2014 data.