The latest Marquette University Law School Poll is out, and we’re talking numbers, trends and outliers in this quick video podcast. Talk of a Blue Wave hitting Wisconsin is a bit premature, and while results of this poll are mixed, overall both Scott Walker and Tammy Baldwin have more reasons to like them than fear them. Details, here:
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Here are the cross tabs.
While the GOP Senate candidates and their teams are busy squabbling (online and in the press) over what a “true conservative” is, the incumbent Democrat is talking about key issues that matter to 100% of the state’s voters.
Quibble if you think she’s ignoring her own problems on this issue while exploiting a personal situation for political gain if you want, but you can’t deny two things. 1) She’s reaching out and delivering her message to a wider audience than the GOP candidates are; and, 2) This is a powerful ad.
I’ve worked against and voted against Tammy Baldwin since she first ran for local government in Madison. But you can’t deny she’s a savvy campaigner who is almost always on message.
We covered a ton of ground in 16 minutes this morning on WTMJ radio.
For those who want to pick and choose topics, here are approximate timestamps.
3:00 Why the tax cuts are not energizing GOP voters
4:50 The Dems are all-in opposed to Foxconn
5:50 Walker’s DOT Secretary spreading the Dem message on Foxconn
6:45 It is imperative we re-elect Governor Walker
8:20 Squabbles in GOP US Senate primary not smart
10:00 Tammy Baldwin’s election year revelation
11:50 How should GOP candidates handle Trump issue?
13:30 More Foxconn discussion
14:30 Free advice
Interesting article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel this morning accompanied by a tape recording of Republican US Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson seemingly agreeing with two unidentified men at a campaign event that Paul Ryan has a “light footprint in the state” and that Ryan’s lukewarm endorsement of President Trump “is a problem.” I can’t help but wonder if this is the influence of Steve Bannon in Nicholson’s campaign or just Nicholson’s inability to disagree with someone he wants to vote for him.
Lisa Manna and I talk about it in this short podcast.