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Marquette Poll: Walker Slips in Several Categories

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at a news conference September 21, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin, Walker, a one-time Iowa front-runner in the Republican presidential race, announced that he is ending his bid for the White House.

Gov. Walker's approval rating has dropped since August, according to the latest Marquette Law School Poll, released Wednesday. Among the voters surveyed, 37% approve of the job Walker is doing as governor, while 59% disapprove.

The poll was conducted about a week after Walker dropped out of the presidential race and indicates he may have lost support here to someone he's wanted to oust: Donald Trump. After Walker abandoned his bid on Sept. 18, he urged several other Republicans to do likewise. He said having fewer candidates would enable the rest oust front-runner Trump.

The poll indicates Trump has scooped up a good portion of Walker's spoils in Wisconsin, which had been 25% of the GOP vote here.

Trump, "who had been at only nine percent last time, receives a pretty healthy boost here to take first place, at 20%,” according to poll Director Charles Franklin.

Following Trump among GOP voters in Wisconsin are Ben Carson with 16%, Marco Rubio with 14% and Carly Fiorina with 11%.

On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton still holds the lead with 42% of her party’s vote, followed by Bernie Sanders at 30% and then Vice President Joe Biden – who may or may not run, at 17%.

As for one other measure regarding Gov. Walker, the poll asked Wisconsin voters whether they think he should run for a third term. Thirty-five percent say yes, 62%, no. He has said only, that he plans to complete this second term.