Walker approval rating at 41 percent in new poll

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Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s approval rating is at 41 percent, the lowest in the three-year history of the Marquette University Law School poll.

The poll released Thursday shows 56 percent disapprove of the job Walker’s doing. His approval rating was 49 percent in October.

Walker spoke from Europe on a teleconference and said the poll numbers are typical during contentious budget talks, and expects it to turn around.

“Four years ago at this time, I think Time Magazine called me ‘Dead Man Walker,’ so that most people didn’t think I’d make a recall let alone a reelection,” Walker said.

The poll also shows that 52 percent support Democrat Hillary Clinton over 40 percent for Walker should they face each other for president. Clinton has announced her candidacy while Walker has not.

And 34 percent say Walker should run for president, while 62 percent say he should not.

The poll also found Democrat Russ Feingold ahead of Republican Sen. Ron Johnson 54 percent to 38 percent.

The poll of 803 registered voters between April 7 and April 10 has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.