Who would have thought that the “Blue” state of Wisconsin would be a toss up for the US Senate seat, especially when popular Republican Tommie Thompson pulled out of the race several months ago?
In the most recent Rasmussen poll, Republican Ron Johnson has a 2% lead over incumbent Democrat Russ Feingold, 48% to 46%. If states like Wisconsin are going to be a difficult for Democrats, what does that say for action swing, toss up states in this November’s midterm election? In 2008, Obama won the Presidential election in Wisconsin by a 56% to 43% margin.
The Wisconsin Senate race is still a toss-up, with Republican Ron Johnson and incumbent Democrat Russ Feingold in a near tie.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Wisconsin shows Johnson with 48% support. Feingold, a member of the Senate since 1993, again picks up 46% of the vote. Two percent (2%) favor another candidate in the race, and five percent (5%) are undecided.
Presently, Rasmussen as Wisconsin as a Democrat incumbent/open toss up state along with Colorado, Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Wisconsin Republicans will pick their nominee in a September 14 primary. Interestingly enough, 51% of Wisconsin voters approve of how President Obama is doing his job, while 48% disapprove. However, Feingold is not benefiting from any type of positive view in a predominantly blue state. RCPhas the average polling at +1.8% for Feingold; however, one should hardly doubt Rasmussen polling or favor an incumbent who cannot get more than 50% of the vote.
UPDATE I:Maybe the Wisconsin voters are against Feingold because of such ads where he appears to be using dead people as claims for the failed Stimulus acted worked.