Republican vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence brought a message to Donald Trump supporters in Wisconsin on Thursday, a day after the latest Marquette Law School Poll showed the Republican presidential candidates numbers dropping slightly here.
At UW-La Crosse, Pence offered some personal observations about his running mate Donald Trump.
“His energy level is just astonishing, but I really think he’s driven by a passion,” the Indiana governor said. “We’re all part of a movement here that really is saying to the country ‘we can be strong again, we can stand tall again, our economy can be expanding again and working for every American.’ That’s Donald Trump’s vision, and that’s really where the passion and the energy comes from.
The Marquette poll found Democrat Hillary Clinton with a 52-37 percent lead over Trump among likely voters in Wisconsin.
Pence took several questions from the La Crosse crowd, including one from a youngster who said he’d ridden with his father from Omaha for 6 hours to see the candidate. The boy wanted to know “how big” Trump’s proposed wall along the Mexican border will be.
“As big as it needs to be,” Pence said. “I promise you.”
The governor also said he’d “throw down” with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, over which of their states has a better manufacturing environment. That remark came a day after Manitowoc Company it will move more than 500 jobs out of the city of Manitowoc to Pennsylvania.
Walker introduced Pence at a second rally, in Milwaukee Thursday evening.