Raleigh, N.C. – Wisconsin Republicans are more excited about the prospect of Paul Ryan running for President in 2016 than Scott Walker...but they both lag behind Hillary Clinton even in their home state.
Ryan leads the GOP Presidential field in Wisconsin with 25% to 21% for Walker, 8% each for Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, and Rand Paul, 7% for Ted Cruz, 6% for Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, and 3% for Bobby Jindal. Asked one on one who they'd prefer out of their state's potential homegrown candidates, Republicans in the state pick Ryan 52/35. And while GOP voters pretty firmly want Ryan to run in 2016- 55% say he should go for it to 26% who dissent- they're much more divided about Walker with 43% saying he should run and 42% that he should not.
When it comes to the general election though Hillary Clinton leads all comers. Ryan comes closest at 50/45, with Walker not far behind at 51/44. All of the other potential Republican hopefuls trail Clinton by double digits- it's 50/39 against both Bush and Paul, 50/38 against Huckabee, and 49/36 against Christie. The overall electorate doesn't think either Ryan (33% yes, 52% no) or Walker (29% yes, 61% no) should run for President.