Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker seems unconcerned about recent polling that shows him losing ground with Republican voters in Iowa, a key early voting state in the presidential nomination process.
A Suffolk University poll out this week showed the presidential hopeful continuing to trail Republican Donald Trump in Iowa – coming in second with 12 percent, compared to Trump’s 17 percent.
A CNN-ORC International poll released Wednesday also shows Walker falling behind in Iowa, with Trump in first and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson pushing Walker in to third place.
Speaking with reporters in West Allis Wednesday morning, Walker said he’s not worried right now. “I might feel differently if it was August of…2016,” the Republican governor said. “I ran track in high school…I ran the half-mile. There were a lot of people that ran out ahead, and usually those were the guys we passed coming around the last corner.
Walker had consistently led in Iowa earlier this year, before he even officially launched his campaign. The governor has long downplayed the significance of polling numbers, often saying the only poll that really matters is the one on Election Day.