Tuesday, June 29, 2010

PPP Poll -- Feingold: 45%, Johnson: 43%

This will probably give Charlie Sykes morning wood tomorrow, and the talking point from the GOP will be that unlike the previous Rasmussen polls, PPP doesn't get labeled as a "Republican polling firm" by detractors.

That said the big number, as noted by Teagan Goddard, is just how unknown Johnson is:
Johnson is largely unknown to voters in the state. 62% have no opinion of him.
That means Johnson is largely undefined in voters' minds. After a few months of campaigning he will no longer be "not Feingold," but something else. Either he'll be more or less attractive than the incumbent, but right now all this poll really says is that nobody knows who Ron Johnson is just yet.

MORE: Damn, I'm good.

1 comment:

Jake formerly of the LP said...

I broke that poll down, and it's a bit suspicious, to say the least.


More of the respondents voted for McCain than Obama (in a state that was Obama +13), and almost 60% of those age 30-45 with a preference favor...Johnson?

Needless to say, I'm not seeing that. Feingold by 10 as we get to know how empty Johnson is.