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New Poll Shows Scott Walker Losing in 2018, Matt Flynn Responds

"I would be the best candidate to unseat Walker."

By - Oct 26th, 2017 11:29 am

(Madison) — Public Policy Polling released the results of a recent statewide poll showing a Democrat defeating Governor Scott Walker in 2018 with 48% of the vote to Walker’s projected 43%.

Said leading candidate Matt Flynn, “I would be the best candidate to unseat Walker.”

The poll, conducted October 17-18, also showed Wisconsin voters in lock step with a number of issues on which Flynn has taken a firm stand.

Flynn has repeatedly called the disastrous Foxconn deal a scam, and 49% of those polled said it was nothing more than a political stunt to help Walker win next November. Only 38% thought Walker had Wisconsin’s best interests at heart.

Remarked Flynn, “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the Foxconn deal is corrupt capitalism. It’s corporate welfare at its worst. It will degrade our local water quality, up to half the jobs created will be from Illinois, and the $3 billion price tag mostly benefits the corporation’s foreign owners. We should call it what it is, the Foxconn Con.”

“As Wisconsin’s next Governor I will work to bring good jobs with high wages to all 72 counties of this state, without taxpayer-funded boondoggles for foreign executives,” stated Flynn, when asked what he would do as governor. “It’s time we had a leader in Madison who put the people of Wisconsin first — not his own political ambitions.”

In a poll conducted in Milwaukee and reported in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel in August, two months before Flynn had announced his candidacy, Flynn led the field with 17% of the projected vote in a Democratic primary. Paul Soglin, who has not announced he is running, received 16% support and Tony Evers received 14%. The rest were too low to mention. Since his announcement, Flynn has received increasingly strong support around the state.

The primary election for governor is on August 14, 2018.

Matt Flynn is a Navy veteran, attorney, and former Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. He attended law school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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6 thoughts on “New Poll Shows Scott Walker Losing in 2018, Matt Flynn Responds”

  1. Jack says:

    What? Scott Walker might actually have to get a job?

  2. Anna says:

    Wait, was this piece endorsing Matt Flynn… written by Matt Flynn? How can Flynn say that he’s “reportedly” said something? I’m a little bemused/confused.

  3. Dave Reid says:

    @Anna it’s a press release from the Flynn campaign.

  4. Chuck says:

    “it’s a press release from the Flynn campaign”

    of course it is. Fits in so well with the motto “Championing Urban Life In The Cream City”. Thanks Bruce

  5. Dave Reid says:

    @Chuck. Yes we publish hundreds of press releases (from politicians, businesses, nonprofits.. etc..) a month into our press release archive, which is valuable resource for our readers so I’d say yes it fits perfectly.

  6. MKE kid says:

    Yeah, Matt Flynn writing a positive article about himself. The same as Scott Walker writing articles praising himself. Walker’s been praising himself his entire life as a career politician. The issue is that people still believe him. No wonder Wisconsin has a Circus Museum.

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