BSC, Political Science team up for New North issues survey
The survey findings are a result of the first-ever University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Business Success Center New North Political and Consumer Confidence Survey.
A new consumer-confidence and political-issue survey of residents of the 18-county New North region of northeastern Wisconsin found more than three-fourths of respondents (77 percent) expect to be either better off or about the same next year while less than one in five (18 percent) anticipate harder times.
The survey also found there is a wide partisan divide in opinion over Governor Scott Walker’s performance, with 85 percent of Republicans responding approving or strongly approving of his performance and 82 percent of Democrats either disapproving or strongly disapproving. However, nearly half of all respondents (46 percent) view recall elections negatively as a means of holding elected officials accountable.
Those and other findings are the result of the first-ever University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Business Success Center New North Political and Consumer Confidence Survey. The survey, conducted in collaboration with the UW Oshkosh Department of Political Science, examines New North residents’ opinions on economic and political issues leading into what is expected to be a supercharged 2012 election year in the region, state and nation.