With recent polls showing Donald Trump struggling with support from Wisconsin voters, Governor Scott Walker has some advice for the Republican presidential nominee – focus on why he’s a better choice for than Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
The latest Marquette University Law School poll had Trump 10-points behind Clinton among registered voters from Wisconsin, and the GOP nominee faces problems with support in key conservative counties around Milwaukee. While Wisconsin has not gone to a Republican presidential candidate since 1984, Trump has made campaigning here a focus, with him and running mate Mike Pence both making multiple stops in the state already since accepting the nomination.
Trump was set to hold another rally Tuesday night in Washington County.
During a stop in Milwaukee on Tuesday, Walker said the key to winning in November is for Trump to talk about Clinton’s problems, since he sees it as the best way for her to lose the race. “Every day that Donald Trump talks about something other than her and him and the contrast between the two, is a day he’s less likely to be president,” Walker said.
Trump has spent much of the past several weeks on defense, following a string of controversial comments. Walker said that, if the race becomes about Trump and the “sideshow issues” he’s been conmenting on, then it will become difficult for him to win this fall.
Walker was expected to campaign with Trump Tuesday night during a pair of stops in the Milwaukee area, after skipping out on the nominee’s last visit to tour flood damage recovery efforts in northwestern Wisconsin.