Ouch! Feingold losing by double digits in PPP/Kos poll

Maybe that Rasmussen poll wasn’t a fluke, after all. PPP, polling for Daily Kos, now shows Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., trailing by 11 points — a very, very bad sign for any candidate, but especially for an incumbent.

President Obama is posting some terrible approval-disapproval numbers (40-53) in the state. Wisconsin’s other Democratic senator, Herb Kohl, is also upside down (42-47), but exiting Gov. Jim Doyle, D, is in much worse shape (29-62).

For all of the grief people give Rasmussen for supposedly leaning Republican, I don’t think anyone is going to accuse Daily Kos of harboring such biases. I am curious, however, about the poll’s underlying assumption that McCain and Obama voters from 2008 will turn out in equal numbers (48 percent each) in 2010. That may well happen in a year like this one, but don’t forget that Obama carried the state with 56 percent.

By way of contrast, PPP’s poll of West Virginia shows only a 2-point increase in turnout by 2008 McCain voters.

Just Posted

Grieving mother fears for family’s safety as community of slain teen works to heal

Wearing necklaces with laminated photos of Day’von Hann over their hearts, friends… Continue reading

SFPD to hold LGTBQ ‘reconciliation and recognition’ night at Glide Memorial

Police hope to acknowledge hateful history, build trust

Vaping proponents sue SF over language for November ballot measure

Proponents for a measure backed by E-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc. that… Continue reading

Presidential candidates, national leaders make their case at DNC meeting in San Francisco

Factions of the Democratic Party and the broader progressive political movement faced… Continue reading

City cuts to long-term mental health beds prompt protest

Elected officials, hospital staff call move to short-term beds for homeless ‘short-sighted’

Most Read