WISCONSIN - President Obama and Governor Scott Walker couldn't be much further apart on the political spectrum.
But Wisconsinites seem to like them about the same -- in fact, at exactly the same rate.
The Marquette University Law School came out with a new poll taken earlier this month.
People here approve of the job the President is doing at a 51% rate.
Those are exactly the same numbers Governor Walker has in this poll.
"Wisconsin has been pretty evenly split. If you look at the Governor's election, the Governor's recall election, the election of Prosser to the Supreme Court, where there was a major contest, they were basically virtually tied," says UW-Stevens Point Political Scientist Ed Miller.
There's an odd group of voters in Wisconsin.
The poll found 11% of people go outside the political norms.
They think both President Obama and Governor Walker are doing a good job.
"These would be typically lower income individuals who have supported Obama over Republican candidates on the national level, but on the state level, they support Walker because of tax reductions," Miller says.
There's even more similarity between the two elected officials here in the state.
Last year, Walker got 53% of the vote in winning his recall election.
RHINELANDER - Hodag Park received a sizable donation Thursday morning. New sand was dropped off to help the Rhinelander Parks Department grow the beach back to its original shape.
There were thousands of pounds of sand dropped off and spread out. There was a high need for this because of all the rain we've had this season.
"It was getting in pretty poor shape and washing out more and more, but this year especially, it just seems like we've lost a lot of sand. So now we're going to shape it up nicely and hopefully it'll last the year," said Rhinelander Parks Director, Jeremy Biolo.
All of that sand was donated and delivered by a company in Rhinelander.
"Musson Brothers, Inc. donated all the sand and they said we could help ourselves to as much as we want, which is unbelievable because this beach really needed some work," said Biolo. "Every little bit like that helps our community out and it improves the community. It's awesome that the Musson Brothers stepped up and would do that for us."
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