The hypothetical match up between Republican Tommy Thompson and incumbent Democrat Russ Feingold continues to be too close to call. Thompson leads Feingold 47% to 45%. The Wisconsin Senate seat represents a necessary pick up for Republicans if they wish to try and take over the Senate in 2010.
Democratic incumbent Russ Feingold continues to lead his two announced Republican opponents in Wisconsin’s race for the U.S. Senate, and his hypothetical match-up with former Republican Governor Tommy Thompson is now a toss-up.
However, matched against Thompson, Feingold now trails by a statistically insignificant 47% to 45%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided.
Thompson, who is reportedly interested in the race but has not yet made a final decision whether to run, led Feingold 48% to 43% in February and held a similar lead in January.
What effect will Obama and Obamcare have on the Wisconsin Senate race? Only 43% are in favor of Obamacare while 54% are opposed to it, which very much mirrors the national average against Obamacare. Also, only 36% of Wisconsin voters say Obama is doing a good or excellent job handling the health care issue.
Just 43% in Wisconsin favor the health care reform plan, while 54% are opposed. Those numbers include 25% who strongly favor the plan and 46% who strongly oppose it. Those results are similar to those found among voters on the national level.
Just 36% of Wisconsin voters say Obama is doing a good or excellent job handling the health care issue, while 48% give him a poor rating.
By a 57% to 31% margin, Wisconsin voters believe passing a series of smaller bills that address individual problems in the health care system is a better strategy than passing one comprehensive bill.
While Democrats continue to say that Obamcare will not be an issue come this November, it is obvious that it might just be the deciding factor in numerous races across the country in favor of Republican candidates.
Will Barack Obama have a positive or negative effect in campaigning for Russ Feingold for the midterm elections?