New Polls Find Snyder & Walker Down Headed Into Labor Day
Headed into Labor Day, Republican governors are facing new poll numbers that show they’re in for a tough fall campaign. New polling data show that Michigan’s Mark Schauer and Wisconsin’s Mary Burke have pulled into the lead among likely voters against Rick Snyder and Scott Walker. As voters learn more about Schauer and Burke and focus on the failed, reward-the-rich economic policies of Snyder and Walker, they’re moving toward the Democrats.
This news comes in the same week that Sam Brownback’s campaign was forced to release an internal poll showing him tied in deep-red Kansas amid a deluge of polls that show Paul Davis in the lead. And it also comes as a new poll shows Pennsylvania’s Tom Corbett losing to Tom Wolf by 25 points, despite spending millions of dollars on false, negative television ads.
Here’s a sample of the polling news that should have Republican governors deeply concerned headed into the fall campaign:
Gannett Michigan: “Schauer edges Snyder in new poll”
MLive: “Poll gives Democrat Mark Schauer slight edge over Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder for first time this year”
CBS Detroit: “Gubernatorial Race Flips With Democrat Schauer Taking Slight Lead”
Detroit Free Press: “Democratic challenger Mark Schauer has edged ahead of Gov. Rick Snyder by two percentage points, according to a new poll of likely voters in the Nov. 4 election… Schauer, who is airing statewide TV ads and has been boosted by millions of dollars spent by the Democratic Governors Association, made a significant dent in his low name recognition in a single month.”
WKOW-Madison: “Burke holds 49-47% lead among likely voters in new MU Law poll”
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “The race between incumbent Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic rival Mary Burke remains tight, according to the Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday… But among likely voters, Burke leads 48.6% to 46.5%.”