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Poll shows 67% of Wisconsinites want Gov. Walker to not run for president

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker addresses the second session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida August 28, 2012. REUTER
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker addresses the second session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida August 28, 2012. REUTER

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Two of every three Wisconsin voters say Governor Scott Walker should give up his White House aspirations, and not run nationally in 2016.  

Only 27 percent of 805 registered voters in a new Marquette Law School poll want the Republican Walker to run for president. 67 percent say he should stay home.  

Republicans in the poll are split 50-50 on the question. Only nine percent of Democrats say Walker should run.  

Walker has repeatedly refused to say whether he would serve a full four-year term as governor if he's re-elected this fall. 65 percent in the Marquette poll do not believe that any governor can run for president and still handle their duties back home.

House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan of Janesville got a little more support for a possible White House bid -- but still, a majority doesn't favor it. 51 percent in the Marquette poll said Ryan should not head the GOP ticket in 2016, while 38 percent said he should run.  

Two of every three Republicans say Ryan should go for it, after he was the party's vice presidential nominee in 2012.  

As for the current president, Democrat Barack Obama now has a 48 percent approval rating in Wisconsin -- up from 47 percent in March. The percentage of those disapproving of Obama dropped by four points.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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