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Tags: Trump Administration | Ben Carson | Donald Trump | GOP2016 | Polls | Scott Walker | Ted Cruz

Marquette Poll: Walker Top Choice of Wisconsin GOP for Primary

Marquette Poll: Walker Top Choice of Wisconsin GOP for Primary
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By    |   Friday, 21 August 2015 12:17 PM

A new poll by Milwaukee-based Marquette University Law School finds Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as the top choice in the GOP primary for Republican and Republican-leaning Wisconsinites.

Though in the lead, Walker's margin since the same poll in April has diminished significantly, from 40 percent to 25 percent support. Billionaire real estate tycoon Donald Trump, who is dominating the national polls, was not included in the April survey.

Walker's poll numbers have suffered since Trump entered the race. Until recently, the Badger State governor held a consistent lead in Iowa, which holds the country's first presidential nominating contest.

But he recently dropped to third place in a recent CNN/ORC poll, with his 9 percent support from likely caucus participants trailing Trump's 22 percent and Carson's 14 percent.

Behind Walker in the Marquette poll are retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson with 13 percent, Trump with 9 percent and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz with 8 percent. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio each received 7 percent support, while former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush got 6 percent.

The remainder of the 17-person field had 4 percent or less.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a commanding lead among the Democratic field, according to the Marquette poll, with 44 percent support of Wisconsin Democrats.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a socialist, garnered 32 percent support and 12 percent went to Vice President Joe Biden, who is not a candidate.

Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb each received less than 1 percent support.

Like Walker, Clinton's numbers have diminished since the April poll, when she had 58 percent support.

In a general election match-up, Wisconsin voters would choose Clinton over Bush by a margin of 47 percent to 42 percent; Clinton over Walker by 52 percent to 42 percent; and Clinton over Trump by 51 percent to 35 percent, according to the Marquette survey.

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A new poll by Milwaukee-based Marquette University Law School finds Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as the top choice in the GOP primary for Republican and Republican-leaning Wisconsinites.
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