Marquette Law School releases poll findings on gun ban, Trump and Walker

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Marquette University Law School released a poll Monday with statistics on approval ratings for Gov. Scott Walker and President Donald Trump, assault weapons and Foxconn, among other issues. 

Gov. Scott Walker's approval rating

Gov. Scott Walker's approval rating is little unchanged from nine months ago as he mounts his re-election bid.

The Marquette University Law School poll shows his approval rating is 47 percent. That is basically unchanged from 48 percent in June, his highest marks since October 2014.

At this time in 2014, when Walker was last on the ballot for re-election, his approval rating was the same as it is now -- 47 percent.

His disapproval rate is also 47 percent.

Pollster Charles Franklin says, "essentially the state is pretty divided over him."

The poll surveyed 800 registered voters between Feb. 25 and Thursday and had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.

President Donald Trump's approval rating

President Donald Trump's approval rating in Wisconsin is nearly unchanged from nine months ago as well.

The Marquette University Law School poll released Monday shows his approval rating is 43 percent.

That's up from 41 percent in June, the same as it was in March 2017.

Franklin says the difference is statistically irrelevant and Trump is holding steady.

Trump's disapproval rating was 47 percent in March 2017, 51 percent in June and 50 percent in the latest poll.

There continued to be a stark partisan divide over how he's doing, with 89 percent of Republicans approving of his job so far and 89 percent of Democrats disapproving.

The poll surveyed 800 registered voters between Feb. 25 and Thursday and had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.

Foxconn state incentives 

The Marquette poll shows that most registered voters think the $3 billion in state incentives are not worth the cost to attract the $10 billion Foxconn Technology Group project in southeast Wisconsin.

The poll asked whether the state was paying more in incentives for Foxconn than the project is worth.

It found that 49 percent think the state is paying more than it's worth, while 38 percent say it will provide as much economic development as the state is paying.

Walker championed the Foxconn project, which could lead to the creation of 13,000 jobs at the massive display screen manufacturing campus.

The poll surveyed 800 registered voters between Feb. 25 and Thursday and had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.

Assault weapons ban

The poll also found that a majority of Wisconsinites favor a ban on assault weapons. 56 percent are in favor of a ban, 40 percent oppose The amount of people who are in favor of the ban increased by 2 percent from the 2013 findings.

Full results of the poll are available HERE.

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