Poll: Wis. residents approve of Obama, Walker

Published On: Mar 19 2013 04:34:21 PM CDT
MILWAUKEE (AP) -

A new poll says Wisconsin voters generally approve of President Barack Obama and Gov. Scott Walker.

The Marquette University poll released Tuesday says 48 percent of respondents approve of the job Obama is doing, while 45 percent disapprove. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

Those numbers are down since October. Obama's approval rating then was 51 percent.

Walker's numbers are essentially unchanged since October. Tuesday's poll found an approval rating of 50 percent with 44 percent disapproving. Six months ago, 49 percent approved and 45 percent disapproved.

The latest approval rating for U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan is 45 percent, the same as in October. But 15 percent said they haven't heard enough to form an opinion, even though he was the Republican vice presidential candidate.