Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Walker Continues To Sink In Polls

Six months ago, when Walker appeared to be taking Iowa by storm, I questioned if he was peaking too early.

It appears that he might have been and now that voters are getting to know him better - especially after his dismal performance in the first debate - Walker has been sinking in the polls.
In Iowa, he went from a commanding lead to a distant third:

After leading the GOP presidential field in Iowa for months, Gov. Scott Walker is no longer on top in the latest polling.

In a survey released Wednesday by CNN/ORC, Donald Trump leads among Republicans in Iowa with 22%, followed by Ben Carson at 14% and Walker at 9%.

Trump also leads Walker in two other Iowa surveys taken since the Aug. 6 GOP debate in Cleveland, where Walker avoided mistakes but turned in a low-profile performance that was overshadowed by some of his rivals.

And yes, the debate did hurt Walker:
Asked in the Suffolk GOP poll in Iowa which candidate impressed them the most in the prime time Fox News debate, 23% said Marco Rubio, 22% said Carson, 11% said Ted Cruz, 11% said Trump, 8% said John Kasich, 6% said Mike Huckabee and only 5% said Walker.
Iowa isn't the only place where Walker is hurting bad.

A poll just released in New Hampshire shows Walker is losing badly there as well:
Voters were asked who they would vote for if the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary were held today. The results indicate that there is no clear front-runner in the race. Donald Trump (19%) appears to hold a very slim lead over Jeb Bush (13%) and John Kasich (12%). Ted Cruz (9%) and Carly Fiorina (9%) also show up strongly in the poll. Rand Paul (down 7-points) and Scott Walker (down 11-points) have both lost ground since the last poll in March, 2015.
This embarrassment couldn't happen to a more deserving person.


  1. "This embarrassment couldn't happen to a more deserving person."

    Well, if George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were to be hauled up in front of the International Court of Justice in the Hague for war crimes, that embarrassment couldn't happen to any more deserving persons.   Let's set a fitting scale, shall we?

  2. He is an embarrassment to the state of Wisconsin and to America. Totally unqualified for the Presidency. Totally unqualified to be Governor of Wisconsin.