Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) reelection bid isn’t going very well as the latest polls show him trailing his opponent Tony Evers by 10 points.
According to a new NBC News/Marist poll released Thursday, the gubernatorial race in Wisconsin is slipping away from Walker as 43 percent of likely voters support him in the survey, while 53 percent support Evers.
When it comes to favorability, Walker also finds himself down. The poll found that 49 percent of those surveyed favored Evers, while only 42 percent favored Walker.
According to the Cook Political Report, the race as a “toss up.”
“While President Trump’s popularity in the state he narrowly carried in 2016 has improved, his standing remains upside down,” Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, told NBC News. “Coupled with the enthusiasm advantage Democrats have over Republicans in the state, Democrats are positioned to hold their Senate seat and lay claim to the governorship.”
Trump endorsed Walker himself, but that hasn’t helped the Republican governor.
Scott Walker is very special and will have another great win in November. He has done a fantastic job as Governor of Wisconsin and will always have my full support and Endorsement!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 15, 2018