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.