Wisconsin Governor Election 2010: Democrat Barrett Trails Republican Challengers Mark Neumann & Scott Walker
RUT-ROH, more trouble in Wisconsin for Dems …
In Wisconsin, it is not only the US Senate race where Democrats are in trouble in 2010, but also the Governors race. According to the first Rasmussen poll in the Wisconsin governor’s race for 2010, the two most prominent Republican challengers, Mark Neumann & Scott Walker both lead Democrat Tom Barrett 42% – 38% and 48% to 38%, respectively.
Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker leads Barrett 48% to 38% among likely voters in the state. Given that match-up, just two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, while 12% are undecided.
Former GOP Congressman Mark Neumann finds himself with a much narrower lead over Barrett, 42% to 38%. Seven percent (7%) like some other candidate, and 13% are undecided.
Current Democratic Governor Jim Doyle announced last August that he would not seek a third four-year term. Barrett faces no major competition within his party at this time. Wisconsin Republicans will chose a gubernatorial nominee in a September 14 primary.
Is it possible that Democrats could lose both the Governor and US Senate race in Wisconsin in 2010? Presently incumbent Senator Democrat Russ Feingold is trailing in a hypothetical race against presumed Republican challenger Tommie Thompson 47% to 43%.