Though voters nationwide are trending in favor of legal gay marriage, Wisconsinites still oppose it by a slight margin with 42% in favor of legal gay marriage and 46% opposed. Support for legal gay marriage is a bit lower than in neighboring Minnesota where it is neck and neck at +1(46/45). This narrow margin in Wisconsin stands in contrast to results from 2006 in which Wisconsin voted to ban both gay marriage and civil unions by a solid 19 points. There is both a large age and gender gap on the issue in Wisconsin. Those 18-29 support legal gay marriage +21(58/37) while those older than 65 are in opposition -25(30/55). Women support legal gay marriage +12(49-37) compared to strong opposition from men -21(34/55)
Retiring Democratic Senator Herb Kohl is seeing a bit of a retirement bump with a strong 56% approval rating and only 29% disapproval. This is up from his +20(50/30) rating in March.
As more voters get to know him, freshman Republican Senator Ron Johnson is holding relatively steady with a 35% approval rating and 33% disapproval. This is similar to the +4(32/28) ratings Johnson received in March. Johnson’s ratings are fairly polarized with Republicans approving +62(69/7) and Democrats disapproving -55(7/62).
Voters in his home state are no more enamored with new RNC chairman Reince Priebus than Marylanders are with Michael Steele. 11% view Priebus favorably and 21% unfavorably, though most do not venture an opinion. He is seen favorably within his own party though +12(22/10).
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