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Poll: Gov. Walker's Approval Ratings Slide Over Budget Flap

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R)
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R)

MADISON, Wis. (WTAQ) - Four months after he was elected Wisconsin's governor, Scott Walker's approval ratings have slipped precipitously.

The controversy over Walker's approach to the state budget may be driving numbers lower. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey, released Friday, shows only 34 percent of respondents strongly approve of the job he's doing. 48 percent strongly disapprove.

The governor's positive review percentage is 43, while 57 percent of likely Wisconsin voters view him negatively. He only gets job approval ratings of 19 percent from households containing a union member.

Outside of those households, Walker's approval rating is about even - 49 percent favorable and 51 percent unfavorable. Families with at least one child in the public school system strongly disapprove of his work 67 percent of the time.