Ron Johnson

WI Senate: Feingold down seven points to GOP challenger

Rasmussen put out a poll from Wisconsin last week showing Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) down by seven points to Ron Johnson, his Republican opponent, in what is viewed as a toss-up race.

  • Johnson: 51%
  • Feingold: 44%
  • Other: 1%
  • Not sure: 4%

Johnson is taking 59% of independent voters. Seventy-nine percent of voters are “sure of their vote.”

No doubt what is bringing down Feingold is his support of ObamaCare. According to the poll, 55% of Wisconsin voters support repeal, with a plurality (45%) believing that it would have a good impact on the economy.

Despite his numbers, Feingold has a favorability rating of 51%. His unfavorables are high as well, at 46%. But this election may come down to who voters like more, and Johnson is winning that as 61% of voters view him favorably.

Voters are even on their view of President Barack Obama, 49% approving, 49% disapproving.

The Club for Growth recently got involved in the race, running ads against Sen. Feingold, as part of a five state campaign.

Club for Growth launches ad campaigns in five states

Our friends at the Club for Growth have launched a $1.5 million ad buy across five states targeting the liberal records of Michael Bennet (D-CO), Charlie Crist (I-FL), Harry Reid (D-NV), Joe Sestak (D-PA) and Russ Feingold (D-WI):

“Pat Toomey, Marco Rubio, Ron Johnson, Ken Buck, and Sharron Angle belong in the Senate, and Club for Growth Action is going to do everything it can to get them there,” said Club President Chris Chocola.  “This five-state, $1.5 million buy adds to the first wave in a campaign that we expect to be the most successful economic freedom has had in decades.”

You can view the ads below.



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