Polling from a new conservative think tank finds the economy is Wisconsin's number one concern. The economy is the single most important problem they face today, with 64 percent of respondents in a statewide poll giving it as their number one concern.
That's according to a new poll released by the MacIver Institute for Public Policy . Gene Ulm is with Public Opinion Strategies, a Republican oriented research firm that conducted the study. "That's the one thing that not only voters in Wisconsin are concerned about, but voters nationwide," says Ulm. "There is no other issue affecting peoples lives, and this is what they talk about and think about, from the instant they wake up in the morning, until they go to bed at night. Assuming they can sleep."
The survey found that 53 percent of likely voters believe the federal plan costs too much – but at the same time, 52 percent of those surveyed believe the stimulus plan will help. The survey also found a majority of state residents believe that Wisconsin and the U.S. are on the wrong track. A separate poll on politics found upcoming races like the state Supreme Court election, and state Superintendent of Public Instruction, still too close to call. Election Day is April 7th.