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Wisconsin poll brings bad news for Walker, GOP

Walker's job-approval rating in the state has sunk to 41%.

One of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's strongest selling points in his White House bid is that he won his state — a presidential battleground — three times in four years.

But what happens when he no longer looks as strong in Wisconsin?

A new Marquette University Law poll - considered the gold standard in Wisconsin - shows that Walker's job-approval rating in the state has sunk to 41% among registered voters. That's down from 49% in October before his successful re-election.

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The poll also shows Walker trailing Hillary Clinton in the battleground state by 12 points in a hypothetical general-election match up, 52%to 40%.

And in a possible 2016 Senate rematch, the poll finds Republican Sen. Ron Johnson trailing 2010 Dem opponent Russ Feingold by a whopping 16 points, 54% to 38%.

The poll was conducted April 7-10 of 803 registered voters in Wisconsin, and it has a margin of error of plus-minus 3.5 percentage points.

This story originally appeared on NBC News