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Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Ron Johnson inches ahead in poll, 48% to Feingold's 46%

Elections, Conservatives, Politics, President Obama, WISCONSIN, United States

Did you see this good news? Last week, U.S. Senate candidate Ron Johnson inched ahead of incumbent Russ Feingold in the latest Rassmusen poll of likely voters.

"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."

This represents a 1% gain for Johnson since the last poll 2 weeks ago: Johnson 47%, Feingold 46%.

Since the margin of error is + or -4, we are still considered a toss up, but Feingold does seem stuck. (My emphasis) "This is the fourth survey since May in which the incumbent’s support has remained at 46%. Feingold was reelected in 2004 with 55% of the vote, and incumbents who consistently earn less than 50% of the vote at this stage of a campaign are considered vulnerable."

I found this poll data stunning: "Fifty-one percent (51%) approve of how Presidnet Obama is doing his job. Forty-eight percent (48%) disapprove. This is higher approval than Obama earns nationally in the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll."

Whenever I hear of high Obama approval numbers, I ask, who are these people? (I know, many love him because of what he gives them.) But more importantly, does this indicate more people favor Obama than Feingold?

Obama won the state with 56% of the vote and now polls favorable at 51%, 5% less. Feingold won in 2004 with 55% of the vote and now polls at 46%, 9% less than before and 5% less than the President. I think this indicates that Feingold's support is eroding.

I am no pollster, but I am a Ron Johnson supporter! Johnson is steadily gaining on Feingold and considering Johnson was largely unknown until May, that is saying something.

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