MILWAUKEE (AP) - A new poll says Wisconsin voters generally approve of President Barack Obama and Gov. Scott Walker.
The Marquette University poll released Tuesday says 48% of respondents approve of the job Obama is doing, while 45% disapprove. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.1%age points.
Those numbers are down since October. Obama's approval rating then was 51%.
Walker's numbers are essentially unchanged since October. Tuesday's poll found an approval rating of 50% with 44% disapproving. Six months ago, 49% approved and 45% disapproved.
The latest approval rating for U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan is 45%, the same as in October. But 15% said they haven't heard enough to form an opinion, even though he was the Republican vice presidential candidate.
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