Walker trails Clinton by 10 in Wisconsin
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Gov. Scott Walker is trailing Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPoll: Majority of Democratic voters happy with their choices among 2020 contenders No presidential candidate can unite the country GOP lawmakers speak out against 'send her back' chants MORE by 10 percentage points in his home state of Wisconsin, a new survey says.

In a hypothetical general election match-up, Clinton leads Walker by a margin of 52 percent to 42 percent, according to a Marquette Law School poll of registered Wisconsin voters released Thursday.

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While the margin is slightly closer than it was in April, when the same poll gave Clinton a 12-point lead, it calls into question Walker’s ability to put Wisconsin in play for the GOP in 2016. A Republican hasn’t won the state in a presidential election since 1984, when Ronald Reagan cruised to reelection.

Clinton holds a narrower, 5-point lead over former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) in Wisconsin, a 12-point lead over Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzHow to reduce Europe's dependence on Russian energy Cruz calls for 'every penny' of El Chapo's criminal enterprise to be used for Trump's wall after sentencing Conservatives defend Chris Pratt for wearing 'Don't Tread On Me' T-shirt MORE (R-Texas) and a 16-point lead over Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpCould Donald Trump and Boris Johnson be this generation's Reagan-Thatcher? Merkel backs Democratic congresswomen over Trump How China's currency manipulation cheats America on trade MORE, the poll found.

Like her lead over Walker, Clinton’s polling advantages over Bush and Cruz have shrunk since April. Back then, she led Bush by 11 percentage points and Cruz by 16 percentage points. The April poll didn’t test Trump, who was not yet in the race.

Despite trailing Clinton in a 2016 match-up, 25 percent of Republican voters in Wisconsin want Walker to be their party’s presidential nominee.

Ben Carson came in second, with the support of 13 percent of the state's Republicans, and Trump finished third with 9 percent.

Cruz notched 8 percent support, while Carly Fiorina and Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioRepublican lawmakers ask Trump not to delay Pentagon cloud-computing contract Overnight Defense: US shoots down Iranian drone | Pentagon sending 500 more troops to Saudi Arabia | Trump mulls Turkey sanctions | Trump seeks review of Pentagon cloud-computing contract EU official in Canada says he feels 'at home' there because no one was shouting 'send him back' MORE (Fla.) each polled at 7 percent. Bush rounded out the field with 6 percent. No other Republican candidate polled above 4 percent.

On the Democratic side, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden leads, Warren and Sanders tied for second in new poll Analysis: Harris, Buttigieg and Trump lead among California donations The Hill's Morning Report: Trump walks back from 'send her back' chants MORE (I-Vt.) has cut Clinton's lead in Wisconsin to 12 percent, with a margin of 44 percent to 32 percent. Sanders drew a crowd of almost 10,000 people when he held a rally in Wisconsin in July.

Vice President Biden, who continues to weigh a potential bid, polled at 12 percent in the state.

Marquette surveyed 802 Wisconsinites by landline and cellphone from Aug. 13 to 16. The overall sample has a margin of error of 4.3 percent, while the Republican section has a margin of error of 6.6 percent and the Democratic sample has a margin of error of 6.1 percent.