Kleefisch leads Wisconsin governor’s primary GOP estate

According to a recent Remington Research Group (RRG) poll, former Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch is leading the Republican pack in the Wisconsin gubernatorial primary race.

The poll showed Kleefisch with a double-digit lead against the rest of the Republican field. The poll was conducted on behalf of Fighting for Wisconsin SuperPAC, which supports Kleefisch’s opponent Kevin Nicholson.

Forty-two percent of likely voters in the 2022 Republican primary who participated in the survey said they would vote for Kleefisch, a 13-point lead over the closest contender.

Twenty-nine percent of those polled said they supported Nicholson, and only four percent said they supported Eric Hovde. However, 26% said they were undecided.

The poll also found Kleefisch to be the most factorable of the three candidates. Fifty-five percent said they viewed Kleefisch favorably, while only 16% viewed her negatively.

Additionally, 37% said they viewed Nicholson favorably, while only 12% viewed him negatively. And just 11% said they viewed Hovde favorably, while just 12% viewed him negatively.

During a recent Breitbart News Saturday interview, Kleefisch touted his endorsements of law enforcement officials instead of Democratic incumbent Governor Tony Evers and hit his record.

“We need someone who’s tough on crime, and I’m Wisconsin law enforcement’s choice, endorsed by more than half of our sheriffs and the Milwaukee Police Association, Kenosha Police Association,” explained Kleefisch.

Ashley Oliver of Breitbart News noted:

Evers gained a reputation in 2020 for sometimes avoiding National Guard assistance and sympathizing with Black Lives Matter protesters and rioters at the expense of peace, primarily in the small town of Kenosha.

Following violent riots resulting from the George Floyd protests that occurred in Wisconsin in late spring and early summer 2020, further rioting took place in August 2020 in Kenosha after Jacob Blake, a black man facing multiple criminal charges, was shot seven times by a police officer there. and left paralyzed.

The riot, which turned destructive and deadly, came after Evers posted a series of statements online following the Blake incident, to fail to call for peaceful protests. Evers instead condemned “racism” and wrote that he stood with those who demand “justice, fairness and accountability for black lives in our country.

“Tony Evers sided with the far left fringes of the Democratic Party,” Kleefisch added. “And that’s really sad because it’s police move-style rhetoric that we know is hurting the morale of police departments across the state.”

The survey questions were conducted between March 31 and April 2, with the participation of 1,207 likely 2022 Republican primary voters. There was a margin of error of 2.9% and a confidence level of 95%.

Jacob Bliss is a reporter for Breitbart News. You can follow him on Twitter.


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