PPP's new Wisconsin poll finds that Hillary Clinton would be dominant in the state, both in primary and general elections. Clinton leads home state Republicans Paul Ryan 51-43 and Scott Walker 54-41 in hypothetical match ups in the state. Her 56/37 favorability rating makes her far more popular than either of them. She leads Ryan by 13 and Walker by 20 points with independents. Clinton would also lead Marco Rubio 52/38 in the state.
As much as Wisconsin Democrats love Russ Feingold, they'd still much rather have Clinton as their 2016 Presidential candidate. 50% say she would be their choice to 25% for Feingold, 11% for Joe Biden, 3% for Andrew Cuomo, and 2% for Elizabeth Warren.
On the Republican side both Ryan and Walker would be the favorites for President in the state if they ran, but not by particularly overwhelming margins given their home state status. Ryan polls at 35% to 22% for Marco Rubio and 10% for Chris Christie with no one else in double digits. Walker polls at 33% to 27% for Rubio and 10% for Christie. It's a sign of Rubio's strength that he polls so close to those guys even on their own turf.
Other findings in Wisconsin:
-Wisconsin voters strongly support stronger gun laws in general (53/38) and an assault weapons ban in particular (54/39). Voters in the state have a dim view of the NRA with 40% rating it favorably and 46% unfavorably.
-Our first look at Senator Tammy Baldwin's approval rating finds her on positive ground with 45% of voters approving of her and 40% disapproving. Her approval is a net 9 points better than senior colleague Ron Johnson.
-Former Wisconsin football coach Bret Bielema has seen a huge decline in his image in the state since leaving for Arkansas. In the fall of 2011 we found him with a 48/8 favorability rating. That's now declined a net 55 points to 9/24. His negatives haven't gone up that much but a lot of people who used to like him are now indifferent.
-And finally we queried Badger State voters on their attitude toward former Senator Joe McCarthy- 6% of voters have a favorable opinion of him, 45% a negative one, and 49% don't have one either way.
Full results here