Early polling shows Walker, Barrett leading gov. race

As I’ve said of similar polling, it’s obviously very early, but a new poll shows Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett were the leading gubernatorial candidates for the respective parties:

In the poll’s Democratic primary matchup, Barrett, who is only considering a bid at this point, held a 38%-16% advantage over Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton, the lone declared candidate. On the Republican side, Walker was running ahead of former U.S. Rep. Mark Neumann, 39% to 14%. Both are in the race. A possible candidate, business owner Tim Michels, was at 4%.

According to the poll of 700 residents, more than 57% approved of President Barack Obama’s job performance and 41% disapproved.

EDIT: The same polling also shows U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, a Democrat who is up for re-election in 2010, was viewed favorably by 54% of those polled.


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4 thoughts on “Early polling shows Walker, Barrett leading gov. race

  1. I’m interested to see who runs on the Dem side besides Lawton. I just don’t see her winning, I’m not sure if its the ties to Doyle, sexism or what. I do think the odds are better than not that Barrett runs though.

    1. Jim, I’m just hoping that the Democratic primary isn’t uncontested, because that certainly wouldn’t bode well for Barb Lawton in the general. Both parties would benefit from contested primaries, because their eventual nominees will be the stronger for it.

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