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Dan Deibert and I discuss the findings from the latest Marquette University Law School Poll, which were released this afternoon.
Here are the top-line numbers. The cross tabs can be found here.
This will be the last poll before the primary, which is less than 4 weeks away (August 14).
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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
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Veteran journalist Craig Gilbert of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel called me last week for my take on what Trump has done to the Republican Party of Wisconsin.
Its leading Republicans are in limbo, rendered mostly mute about Trump amid mounting allegations over his treatment of women. They aren’t recanting their support for their nominee. But they aren’t defending him or campaigning with him, either. The state’s top GOP officials will be absent when Trump holds a rally in Green Bay Monday.
….But while Ryan has angered hard-core Trump backers, “a lot of Trump’s most ardent supporters in Wisconsin never were (staunch) Republicans,” said Brian Fraley, a Trump critic who once served as the state GOP’s political director.
“There is going to be a lot of long-term shakeout with this no matter who wins, and no matter how large the defeat is,” said Fraley, who said he hasn’t given money to the party because he doesn’t want any of it to help elect Trump.
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If you thought conservatives’ counter assault against the partisan witch hunters who tried to silence us was over, think again.
On Monday, the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy filed a class action in Federal Court.
From the official press release: More…
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Edge Messaging President, Brian Fraley featured on Charlie Sykes’ Right Wisconsin Week in Review where they discuss the Paul Ryan-Donald Trump meeting, Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Paul Ryan challenger Paul Nehlen, UW Faculty “No Confidence” votes and the Under-Covered story of the week.
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Fox 6 News in Milwaukee asked me for my take on Sarah Palin declaring House Speaker Paul Ryan’s career is over.
Watch the full report here.
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The Cap Times asked me for my take on tonight’s debate.
“There’s no question that August was a brutal month for the Walker campaign, but while the polling numbers have changed since the last debate, the facts here in Wisconsin have not,” said Brian Fraley, a former Republican operative who now owns the Brookfield consulting firm Edge Messaging. “Gov. Walker’s track record of walking the walk is his greatest asset and something he needs to get back to. But, let’s be clear, this isn’t a debate. It’s an 11-person televised interview, and one that will center on the novelty candidate-turned front runner.”
Their entire story is here.
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The Dailytakes Half Hour Happy Hour
Are Governor Walker’s presidential ambitions hampering progress on the state budget? What will the legislature do if robust revenue numbers are unveiled during budget deliberations? What does the acronym NATO really stand for? The answers to these questions and more can be found here. More…
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