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Labor poll shows Sheridan 'well-positioned' for Dem primary run in SD 15

A poll conducted in the southern Wisconsin state Senate district being vacated by Dem Tim Cullen shows former Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan "well-positioned to make a strong run for the Democratic nomination" in the 15th SD.

The March 29-31 poll, conducted by FM3 Research for labor-trade groups, shows Sheridan in what pollster Paul Maslin called "a virtual dead heat" with declared candidate state Rep. Janis Ringhand, D-Evansville.

According to the survey, Ringhand registered 21 percent of those polled while Sheridan garnered 20 percent of respondents. If leaners were included, the total was Ringhand 31 percent, Sheridan 29 percent, and 39 percent undecided.

The poll also showed, according to Maslin, that Sheridan's 2-to-1 favorable rating indicates "that any possible damage to his image from the lobbying controversy in his final term as speaker is minor."

The poll surveyed 305 likely August primary voters in the 15th SD over landlines and cell phones. The margin of error was plus or minus 5.6 percent.

See Maslin's polling memo


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