Jonathan Easley of The Hill:
Walker leads nationally in new poll
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker leads a tight field of candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, according to a new survey from Public Policy Polling.
Walker is alone in first place in the poll with 17 percent, followed by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 15 percent, Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) at 13 percent, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 12 percent and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee at 11 percent.
That’s a big jump for Bush, who was at 11 percent support in the same poll last month.
However, Bush will begin his quest for the GOP nomination with a negative favorability rating among Republicans, according to the poll. Only 37 percent said they have a positive view of Bush, against 40 percent who have a negative view.
Bush is dragged down by those who identify as “very conservative,” with only 32 percent of those saying they have a positive view of Bush. Bush is the top choice among self-described “moderate” Republican primary voters.
Rubio stands out among the top tier of candidates for having the best favorability rating in the field. Fifty-nine percent of GOP primary voters said they have a positive view of Rubio, compared to only 16 percent who have a negative view.
Scott Walker has a few big advantages over some of his Republican competitors.
First, he’s a governor, which means he has executive experience. Second, he’s been vetted by the left in a baptism of fire like no other GOP candidate. Liberals have thrown everything they have at Walker and yet he continues to laugh from his throne of skulls.
Even the liberal outfit Politifact has been forced to dispel the left’s latest lies:
Group says Scott Walker bans employees from talking about climate change
If a website from a progressive group is to be believed, state workers in Wisconsin cannot even say the words “climate change.”…
Forecast the Facts said Walker runs a state government that bans “employees from talking about climate change.”
But the group could only name one obscure agency, outside of the governor’s jurisdiction, that has such a rule in place. The rule was aimed at barring its workers from doing climate-change work while on state time. And that rule is poised to be amended. Meanwhile, we found plenty of examples where state agencies were discussing climate change.
We rate the claim False.
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