Monday, March 28, 2011
Rap News 7: #revolution (Wisconsin Edition), Meanwhile Walker Tanks in the Polls
As much as I enjoyed the above satire Dane 101 reports on Walker's continued plummet in the polls:
"A new poll out today shows a widening margin in Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's approval rating. The poll, conducted on March 27 by We Ask America, finds that 54.87 percent of Wisconsinites disapprove of the job Walker is doing while 43.71 percent approve. The pollster notes an even more striking number in the results, only 1.42 percent of those polled had "no opinion." We Ask America's margin of error is +/- 2.38 percent.
The most recent poll before this one (that I can find, so please correct me if I missed one) was released on March 4 by Conservative polling outfit Rasmussen. That poll found 43 percent approved or strongly approved and 57 percent disapproved or strongly disapproved. Rasmussen's margin of error is +/- 4 percent.
The substantial change seen in the recent polls comes when undecideds are factored in. The first known poll was released on February 22 by Democratic polling firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner. In that poll they found 43 percent approved with Walker and 51 percent disapproved.
Comparing the February 22 polling data to the March 27 polling data it appears that Walker isn't making many new friends. While his approval rating has remained stagnant his disapproval rate is fluid. Undecideds, it appears, have begun to take a position and that position is one of disapproval."