Current Polling in Wisconsin

October 5, 2014

Results for October 3 – October 4, 2014

Executive Summary

Winter Springs, Fla. – Continued support for Republican Gov. Scott Walker and continuing disapproval of the job performance of the President of the United States highlight a recent Gravis Marketing / Townhall.com poll. Gravis Marketing based in Winter Springs, Fla and Townhall.com conducted a random survey of 837 likely registered voters regarding current events in the State of Wisconsin. The poll carries a margin of error of plus/minus 3 percent and was conducting using Gravis Marketing’s automated phone calls (IVR) technology.

Federal Politics Recap

The Gravis Marketing / Townhall.com poll began by gathering the pulse of the 837 likely voters in Wisconsin about the job performance of the President of the United States Barack Obama. When asked on whether they approve or disapprove in the job performance of the President, 53 percent indicated they disapprove of his current job performance. 40 percent support the President’s job performance and 8 percent of those polled were unsure of their opinion.

When asked to choose between potential candidates for the Presidential Office in 2016 between Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, 51 percent stated they’d vote for Ryan in 2016, 44 percent indicated that their vote would go to the Democratic candidate Clinton while a mere 4 percent were unsure of their voting preference.

State of Wisconsin Politics Recap

The focus on the Gravis Marketing poll then shifted to the battle for State Governor by asking the potential voters; “If the election for Governor were held today and the candidates were Republican Scott Walker and Democrat Mary Burke, whom would you vote for?” 50 percent of those polled indicated that they would currently vote for the Incumbent Governor Scott Walker, 46 percent would replace him with Burke while only 4 percent were unsure as to whom they will vote for on November 4th, 2014.

The likely voters in Wisconsin were then asked, “If the election for Secretary of State were held today and the candidates were Republican Julian Bradley and Democrat Doug LaFollette, whom would you vote for?” LaFollette currently holds a minor edge; receiving 44 percent of the potential vote, while 43 percent stated they’d vote for Bradley and 13 percent remain undecided.

Do you approve or disapprove of President Obama’s job performance?

Approval of Obama

If the election for Governor were held today and the candidates were Republican Scott Walker and Democrat Mary Burke, whom would you vote for?

Governor

If the election for Secretary of State were held today and the candidates were Republican Julian Bradley and Democrat Doug LaFollette, whom would you vote for?

Secretary of State

If the election for President were held today and the candidates were Republican Paul Ryan and Democrat Hillary Clinton, whom would you vote for?

President Ryan or Clinton

Are you comfortable with federal authorities bringing illegal aliens into Wisconsin from the Mexican border?

Illegal Aliens

How likely are you to vote in the General Election on November 4, 2014?

Likelihood of Voting

The following questions are for demographic purposes.

What is your political party affiliation?

Party

Are you or is a member of your immediate family from a Latino, Hispanic, or Spanish speaking background?

Hispanic

What race do you identify yourself as?

Race

Which of the following best represents your religious affiliation?

Religious affiliation

What is the highest level of education you have completed?

Education CategoryHow old are you?

Age group

What is your gender?

Gender

Note: the polls were conducted using automated telephone and the results weighed according to anticipated voting demographics.

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