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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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PPP: Feingold 50, Johnson 41

Russ Feingold led U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson 50 percent to 41 percent in a hypothetical head-to-head rematch of their 2010 race, according to a new poll from the Dem firm Public Policy Polling.

Feingold, who lost to Johnson in 2010, is widely expected to see a rematch in 2016, and PPP found him to be the most popular politician in the state tested in the latest poll.

Forty-six percent of voters had a favorable impression of Feingold, while 35 percent had an unfavorable impression of him.

Meanwhile, 32 percent of respondents approved of the job Johnson is doing, while 40 percent disapproved and 28 percent had no opinion.

PPP said one reason Feingold had a nine-point lead on Johnson was the 52-38 edge he had with independents.

It was the fourth time since 2013 that PPP has found the former Dem senator with an edge over Johnson. The other gaps were 6, 7 and 10 percentage points.

The survey of 1,071 registered voters was conducted Friday through Sunday and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points. Eighty percent of the interviews were done over the phone, while 20 percent were conducted online to reach those who don't have landline telephones.

-- By JR Ross


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