For Immediate Release
Monday, October 15, 2018
Contact: Brad Bainum, [email protected]
NEW POLL: Vukmir Favorability Deep Underwater At -17
Vukmir continues to be seen highly unfavorably as Wisconsinites learn about Vukmir's record of working for insurance companies at the expense of Wisconsin
MADISON -- After two polls last week showed Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir losing by 10 and 14 points, respectively, a new poll out today shows Vukmir's favorability rating has continued to plummet as Wisconsinites learn about Vukmir's record of selling out the state.
According to the new poll from Public Policy Polling, Vukmir is trailing U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin by 10 points, with a very negative favorability rating. Asked, "Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Leah Vukmir?," 49 percent of respondents said they had an "Unfavorable" opinion of Vukmir, while just 32 percent of respondents said they have a "Favorable" view of Vukmir -- overall, good for a -17 percent favorability rating.
It isn't complicated: the more that Wisconsinites have learned the truth about Vukmir's record of selling out our state, the more unpopular she has become. Here's what Wisconsinites have learned about Leah Vukmir in recent months:
- Vukmir supports gutting the ACA's protections for Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions, and she backs "junk" plansthat let insurance companies discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions.
- Vukmir sided with insurance companies to oppose coverage for Wisconsin cancer patients' oral chemo treatments.
- Vukmir sided with insurance companies to oppose coverage for Wisconsin kids' cochlear implants and hearing aids.
- Vukmir sided with insurance companies to block coverage for Wisconsinites' mental health care and substance abuse treatments.
- Vukmir used her committee chair position to block funding for Alzheimer's and dementia care and research.
- Vukmir pushed a law that made it harder for Wisconsinites to hold abusive and neglectful nursing homes accountable (protecting her campaign donors and employer in the process).
- Vukmir skipped 7 of 10 in-person meetings on the Governor's Opioid Task Force.