Gov. Scott Walker has been out of the presidential race for nearly two months, but his approval rating among Wisconsin voters is largely unchanged.

Walker abruptly ended his campaign on Sept. 21 and returned home to an approval rating of 37 percent a little more than a week later. A Marquette University Law School poll released Thursday showed the governor's approval rating at 38 percent.

Since the end of his presidential bid, he has toured the state in an effort to reintroduce himself and rebuild support among Wisconsin voters.

Even lower than Walker's approval rating is that of Republicans in the state Legislature. Just 31 percent of voters approve of how Republican lawmakers are doing their job, while 60 percent disapprove.

Thirty-nine percent of voters approve of Democratic lawmakers' job performance, while 49 percent disapprove.

The poll showed little change in the U.S. Senate race between Republican Sen. Ron Johnson and Democratic former Sen. Russ Feingold. Feingold leads 49-38, after leading 50-36 percent in September

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Voters still aren't very familiar with either candidate, despite Feingold having served 18 years in the Senate and Johnson being a current officeholder. Fifty-nine percent of voters now have an opinion of the candidates, up from 55 percent in September.

Feingold is seen favorably by 42 percent of voters and unfavorably by 36 percent. Twenty-seven percent of voters view Johnson favorably, while 38 percent view him unfavorably. 

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Jessie Opoien covers state government and politics for the Capital Times. She joined the Cap Times in 2013 and has also covered Madison life, race relations, culture and music. She has also covered education and politics for the Oshkosh Northwestern.