Craig Gilbert, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Craig Gilbert

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by Craig:

Polling on Tony Evers and Joe Biden in 2022 looks a lot like polling on Scott Walker and Donald Trump in 2018

A comparison of summertime polling in 2018 and 2022 reveals uncanny parallels between Walker and Evers in the home stretches of their reelection bids. → Read More

How Tim Michels broke with Republican voting history and prevailed without winning Milwaukee's suburbs

In a shift befitting of the Trump Era, Tim Michels achieved his victory despite narrowly losing metropolitan Milwaukee's WOW counties. → Read More

Donald Trump returns to Wisconsin trying to leave his mark on the Republican gubernatorial primary

Wisconsin is the latest battleground where Trump and his old running mate Mike Pence have taken opposing sides in Republican primaries. → Read More

The dominance of Milwaukee's suburbs in Republican primaries will be put to the test in August

A long history of Republican winners running up the score in the Milwaukee suburbs will get a Trump-era test in the August primary. → Read More

Marquette poll reveals an 'enthusiasm gap' that could become a factor in Wisconsin races for governor, Senate

The Wisconsin poll contains a red flag for Democrats: Republican-leaning voters indicate higher enthusiasm about voting this fall. → Read More

Wisconsin voters are deeply pessimistic about the state's direction. But that doesn't mean they agree on why.

Gov. Tony Evers is defying political gravity by outperforming both these trends — a Democratic president with low approval and a darkening public mood → Read More

Biden's low ratings aren't helping Tony Evers. But the governor is holding his own, for now.

Joe Biden's negative ratings are a headache for Tony Evers in 2022, just as Donald Trump's negative ratings were a headache for Scott Walker in 2018. → Read More

Craig Gilbert: Ron Johnson needs to maximize his base, and draw in some anti-Trump Republicans, to win reelection

It might be hard for the U.S. senator from Wisconsin to improve his standing because public opinion is firmer on him than in the past. → Read More

Gilbert: How Wisconsin's redistricting guarantees a lopsided Republican legislature in a 50/50 state

The new Wisconsin map is even more favorable to Republicans than the gerrymandered map created a decade ago. → Read More

As the mid-term elections approach, Wisconsin voters aren't happy. That means both parties will be losing sleep.

History tells us to expect a very good Republican year. And that may well happen here. But poll numbers offer no guarantees. → Read More

Senate Democrat Tammy Baldwin says GOP colleagues want to "whitewash" Jan. 6

Baldwin was one of a number of Democrats who used the anniversary of the Capitol riot to remember and decry the events of that day. → Read More

Republicans would have big advantages in legislative races in maps Democratic governor submits to court

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers offered redistricting plans Wednesday that would give Republicans a much better shot at controlling than the Legislature than Democrats. → Read More

High-growth areas in Wisconsin linked to rise in Democratic voting, U.S. census shows

The most important example of population growth giving an edge to Democrats is in Dane County. → Read More

Barrett would be latest in a series of Wisconsin political figures to serve as ambassadors

Other Wisconsin political figures named to ambassadorships in recent decades include two to the Czech Republic and one to Tanzania. → Read More

In new statewide Wisconsin poll, Sen. Ron Johnson's ratings grow more negative, while Gov. Evers' ratings remain steady

In the first Marquette University Law School poll since the election of Joe Biden, the president has a 49% approval rating and 46% disapproval. → Read More

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, Wisconsin's longest-serving member of Congress, won't seek re-election

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind of La Crosse will not seek re-election, according to multiple Democratic sources familiar with his plans. → Read More

Tammy Baldwin is a yes, Ron Johnson a no on $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package

The measure is aimed at shoring up and improving America’s roads, bridges, railways, water systems, and broadband internet. → Read More

Baldwin and Johnson bring forward four candidates to fill federal judgeship in Green Bay

The vacancy is the result of the retirement of William Griesbach, a federal judge in Green Bay. → Read More

Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson ends his objection to making Juneteenth a paid federal holiday

GOP Sen. Ron Johnson says he will drop his objection to making Juneteenth a federal holiday, since "there is no appetite in Congress" for further debate. → Read More

Ron Johnson still weighing whether to run for a third senate term next year, but says he's 'panicked' for the nation

For an hour Thursday, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson parried questions, offered opinions and ultimately gave away little on whether he'll run for re-election. → Read More