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.

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David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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