March 18, 2011- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s battle with public sector unions has propelled him to the front of the pack in the GOP presidential sweepstakes.
Walker’s favorable/unfavorable spread is a plus 44 percent compared to Mike Huckabee at 42, Sarah Palin at 40 and Mitt Romney at 21, Public Policy Polling reports.
The poll suggests that the governor “could be a serious contender for the Republican presidential nomination.” The polling group added that “none of the folks most seriously considering this race have been able to get any momentum yet, leaving a lot of room for a fresher face to enter and get a lot of traction. Walker's crusade against the unions has put him in a position where he could be that guy.”