UPDATE: Walker's approval rating drops below 50 percent

UPDATED Tuesday, July 23, 2013 --- 9:28 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker's approval ratings have dropped below 50 percent based on a new poll.

The Marquette University Law School poll released on Tuesday shows that 48 percent of respondents approve of the job Walker is doing in his third year in office, compared with 46 percent who disapprove.

That's down from May, when his approval rating was 51 percent.

However, the shift is within the poll's margin of error which is 3.7 percentage points.

Walker's approval rating has hovered around 50 percent since the June 2012 recall election that he won.

Similarly, President Barack Obama's approval rating dropped from 50 percent in May to 47 percent in the latest poll.

The poll interviewed 713 registered votes between July 15 and Thursday.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


Posted Tuesday, July 23, 2013 --- 7:45 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker's approval ratings in Wisconsin will be revealed in a new statewide poll.

The Marquette University Law School poll is being released on Tuesday. It comes in the wake of the new state budget signed by Walker that cuts income taxes and expands private school vouchers statewide.

The poll also comes as Walker continues to prepare for his re-election next year and eyes possibly running for president in 2016.

In addition to seeking current attitudes on Walker, the poll will also report on how Wisconsin residents feel about the job being done by President Barack Obama, the economy and jobs.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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