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Wisconsin split on Gov. Walker job approval


MADISON (WKOW) -- Public Policy Polling(PPP) released the results of its latest survey Tuesday and those who responded are almost evenly split on whether they approve of the job Scott Walker is doing as governor.

The polling group found Gov. Walker's job approval rating remains unchanged from seven months ago, with 48% approving and 49% disapproving. Walker has his lowest approval among 18-29-year-old voters.

But the governor still leads in a survey of matchups with four potential Democratic challengers in the 2014 race for Wisconsin governor. His leads by anywhere from four to seven points over Kathleen Vinehout, Mary Burke, Peter Barca and tom Nelson.

Of those four Democrats, State Senator Vinehout had the highest favorability rating, at 19%, with Madison school board member Burke just behind with a favorability rating of 18%.

Barca, the Assembly minority leader, was next with a favorability rating of 15%, down from 19% in a PPP survey in February.

The survey also asked about the specific legislative issue of abortion law, and only 20% of respondents said they support the controversial law passed by the legislature this year that mandates stricter rules for abortions, while 47% are opposed to the law.

PPP surveyed 1,180 Wisconsin voters between September 13-16. The margin of error for the survey is +/- 2.9%.

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