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Election 2010: Wisconsin Senate (Johnson 54%, Feingold 42%)
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Posted on 09/30/2010 11:56:20 AM PDT by Chet 99

Republican Ron Johnson now leads incumbent Democrat Russ Feingold by 12 points in Wisconsin’s race for the U.S. Senate.

The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Johnson picking up 54% support, while Feingold, who is running for his fourth term in the Senate, gets 42% of the vote with leaners included. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and two percent (2%) more are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The latest numbers move this race to Leans Republican from a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Balance of Power rankings.

(Excerpt) Read more at rasmussenreports.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; US: Wisconsin
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1 posted on 09/30/2010 11:56:23 AM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

Ecstatic


2 posted on 09/30/2010 11:59:28 AM PDT by mwl8787
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To: Chet 99

Outstanding! We need to keep pushing forward


3 posted on 09/30/2010 12:01:24 PM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: Chet 99

Obama can perform miracles — he can turn Wisconsin into a solid red state (I hope).

To cheeseheads — is there something specific to Feingold (besides his being a hard-core leftist) pulling him down?


4 posted on 09/30/2010 12:01:48 PM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: therightliveswithus
Feingold to Feingone...just fine by me.
5 posted on 09/30/2010 12:02:54 PM PDT by JPG (Sarah Palin says: "Buck-up or get out of the truck.")
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To: Chet 99
Funny, All the media (including Fox) were shouting yesterday that Obama got the biggest audience when he visited Wisconsin & that O is "personally popular". Yeah, his "personal popularity" increased Ron Johnson's lead to 12 points.

Great Job O!

6 posted on 09/30/2010 12:05:47 PM PDT by anita
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To: Chet 99

Wow. Way to go O.


7 posted on 09/30/2010 12:08:27 PM PDT by MattinNJ (Palin. I cannot spare this woman. She fights!)
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To: reaganaut1
Russ originally won because he was the "nice regular guy" who was above mudslinging dirty politics. He ran a successful campaign on being "for the people". Of course none of that was true, but most voters retained the idea of Russ being a nice guy.

Now, a real "nice regular guy" is running against him and Russ has publicly showed his nasty side. He also showed the same at numerous town halls during the health care debate.

Add to that the popularity of the Republican Candidate for Governor (Scott Walker) in the Milwaukee area - I believe this gives Johnson some coattails (Milwaukee is one of the two places that turns Wisconsin from Red to Blue) and you have a perfect storm against old Rusty the Red. It can't come soon enough for those of us in the Tax Hell known as Wisconsin

8 posted on 09/30/2010 12:09:10 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Just ask Coates: The Obama Admin has no problem with racism as long as it's "applied correctly")
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To: mwl8787

GRETA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


9 posted on 09/30/2010 12:10:32 PM PDT by GoMonster (GO)
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To: reaganaut1

Part of it is that Feingold seems to have become a Washington guy. He also started out the campaign with some really sleazy mudslinging ads targeting Johnson.

Johnson has done a great job with his TV campaign. He has been very effective and turned some of the Feingold ads around, especially the one focusing on Social Security, where Feingold accused him of calling it a ponzi scheme. Johnson went on the air and said, “Yes, I called it a ponzi scheme, because it is. Feingold and the other Washington politicians spent all the money that was supposed to be in the trust fund.”


10 posted on 09/30/2010 12:10:56 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Chet 99

ROFL

Now if we can just get the zero to campaign for ALL the senate races :P


11 posted on 09/30/2010 12:14:19 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Chet 99

You know what they say: when the challenger to an incumbent breaks 50%, you can put a fork in the incumbent.


12 posted on 09/30/2010 12:14:44 PM PDT by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." -- Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Chet 99

No wonder Feingold distanced himself from that WH loser and fraud...the only thing the fraud did for us is drive Americans to oust all connected with what has happened to this country...54% this close to the election looks as if we’ll have another Republican senator in a supposed safe seat...HA


13 posted on 09/30/2010 12:14:44 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Chet 99
Juan McAmnesty’s friend is in trouble. Juan will have to find a new buddie to reach across the aisle to next session.
14 posted on 09/30/2010 12:20:30 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Chet 99

Chet .. I had No Idea that you posted stuff like this!

Any pit-bull goodies coming out later? LOL

BTW: I wish these polls were outlawed.
They mean Nothing except when they are being used to discourage people from voting ‘or’ to “Steer” an election itself!

JMO


15 posted on 09/30/2010 12:22:01 PM PDT by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Chet 99

The O-Man strikes again! Turns out he’s the best ally we have... in a back-handed sort of way!


16 posted on 09/30/2010 12:24:52 PM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Chet 99

I stand jaw agap in disbelief.
Stood the same way when a Republican had the audacity to seek Kennedy’s seat.


17 posted on 09/30/2010 12:42:15 PM PDT by steve0 (My plan B: christianexodus.org/)
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To: Chet 99

Holy Cow! This is GREAT news!


18 posted on 09/30/2010 12:46:56 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: Chet 99

Twelve points is only “leans Republican”?


19 posted on 09/30/2010 12:49:07 PM PDT by CA Conservative
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To: Chet 99

On, Wisconsin!


20 posted on 09/30/2010 12:51:30 PM PDT by scottinoc
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To: Chet 99
Feingold has got to be in cardiogenic shock.

12 points back; and what has he done wrong? Hsnt he always been an "independent" voice for Wisconsin ? It's not fair!

21 posted on 09/30/2010 12:52:51 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Chet 99
This means that Finegold will win 55% to 54%.

This is Wisconsin, after all.

22 posted on 09/30/2010 12:55:54 PM PDT by Redleg Duke (RAT Hunting Season started the evening of March 21st, 2010!)
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To: Redleg Duke

Russ: the only “gold” whose value is declining...


23 posted on 09/30/2010 12:57:21 PM PDT by adingdangdoo
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To: adingdangdoo

clever!


24 posted on 09/30/2010 12:58:24 PM PDT by KansasGirl (No, I do not proofread.)
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To: Redleg Duke

Not this time...we have a score to settle with the criminal Jim Doyle administration and Feingold will be crushed by the same voter anger.


25 posted on 09/30/2010 1:27:55 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: MediaMole
Johnson has done a great job with his TV campaign. He has been very effective and turned some of the Feingold ads around, especially the one focusing on Social Security, where Feingold accused him of calling it a ponzi scheme. Johnson went on the air and said, “Yes, I called it a ponzi scheme, because it is. Feingold and the other Washington politicians spent all the money that was supposed to be in the trust fund.”

That is a great response. I wish Republicans did this kind of thing more often. I would love to see Fiorina respond to charges about exporting jobs, by stating something along the lines of "yes, we exported jobs. We did so because the policies created in Washington give CEOs little choice: stay competitive and export jobs, or go belly-up. These policies, created by Boxer and the rest of the Democrats, are the underlying reason why this country is hemorrhaging jobs. If Boxer had ever had a real job, with real responsibility, she would understand this."
26 posted on 09/30/2010 1:59:57 PM PDT by jjsheridan5 (Step 1: defeat the Republican establishment; Step 2 is impossible without finishing step 1)
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To: Chet 99

That’s good news. It puts us at 46 or 47 seats that are pretty much locked up at this point (with Buck in CO ahead, but within a stable 5 points).

Leans R
41. Ohio - Portman
42. Missouri - Blunt
43. New Hampshire - Ayotte
44. Florida - Rubio
45. Pennsylvania - Toomey
46. Wisconsin - Johnson
47. Colorado - Buck

Slight Lean R
48. Illinois - Kirk
49. West Virginia - Raese

Pure Tossup
50. Nevada - Angle
51. Washington - Rossi

Slight lean D
52. Connecticut - McMahon
53. California - Fiorina

Leans D
54. New York (Special) - Gillibrand
55. Delaware - O’Donnell


27 posted on 09/30/2010 2:05:10 PM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: Chet 99; 50cal Smokepole; Terabitten; jellybean; Madison Moose; youngjim; ThunderStruck94; ...
Wisconsin Conservative Politics Ping List Ping!
28 posted on 09/30/2010 2:05:17 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with Chocolate.)
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To: plinyelder; Chet 99

It appears that only half of Chet99’s posted articles are about dogs...

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:chet99/index?tab=articles


29 posted on 09/30/2010 2:06:12 PM PDT by deks ("...the battle of our time is the battle of liberty against the overreach of the federal government")
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Is that shack still there or have the loonies burnt it to the ground already?


30 posted on 09/30/2010 2:35:47 PM PDT by Norman Bates
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To: Chet 99

Even Viagra can’t help Russ with his Johnson problem


31 posted on 09/30/2010 2:46:40 PM PDT by Uncledave
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To: Chet 99
Excellent News! Now, if we can get enough to get a majority of the Senate, as well as a strong majority in the House...
32 posted on 09/30/2010 3:01:50 PM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: jjsheridan5

Good reponse. Please send it to Fiorina.


33 posted on 09/30/2010 3:09:43 PM PDT by Kay
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To: Uncledave

Good one!


34 posted on 09/30/2010 3:18:58 PM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: Chet 99

I’m pretty sure that Ron Johnson owns several pit bulls :-)


35 posted on 09/30/2010 3:39:01 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: therightliveswithus

“Outstanding! We need to keep pushing forward”

Wow, if that holds for the next 33 days it won’t even be close!


36 posted on 09/30/2010 3:40:51 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 33 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: reaganaut1

“is there something specific to Feingold (besides his being a hard-core leftist) pulling him down?”

Connection to McLame? ;)


37 posted on 09/30/2010 3:42:02 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 33 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: MediaMole

I liked his Ponzi scheme comment and that he didn’t back down from it. I supported Johnson’s opponent in the Primary but I’m pleasantly surprised that Johnson’s starting to show a backbone. He’ll need it.


38 posted on 09/30/2010 3:43:11 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: MediaMole

Johnson went on the air and said, “Yes, I called it a ponzi scheme, because it is. Feingold and the other Washington politicians spent all the money that was supposed to be in the trust fund.”

++++++++++++++++

Brilliant. Johnson, Christie and some of the new brand of Conservatives are starting to really resonate!


39 posted on 09/30/2010 3:43:48 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 33 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: Uncledave

Ouch! LOL!


40 posted on 09/30/2010 3:44:49 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Redleg Duke

“This means that Finegold will win 55% to 54%.”

LOL!


41 posted on 09/30/2010 3:46:08 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 33 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: Chet 99

Sadly the people of AZ rewarded the other half of MCCain Feingold. The law that gave the Dems Congress in 2006/2008 and that got the muslim elected.


42 posted on 09/30/2010 3:55:49 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: MediaMole

““Yes, I called it a ponzi scheme, because it is. Feingold and the other Washington politicians spent all the money that was supposed to be in the trust fund.””

I LOVE IT!! Hit them back HEAD-ON. Don’t apologize for telling the truth - use their ad to make your point.

I’m surprised that it’s not a 30 point margin.


43 posted on 09/30/2010 3:58:48 PM PDT by BobL (The whole point of being human is knowing when the party's over.)
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To: SeattleBruce

Here’s hoping. A 20% or 30% win would be amazing. We can do it everywhere


44 posted on 09/30/2010 4:35:10 PM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: CA Conservative

I think it leans Republican only because this is the first poll that shows such a large margin. Another couple of weeks of similar results and it will move to solid Republican.

With this type of margin ACORN and the SEIU will be hard pressed to manufacture the votes needed for Feingold to win.


45 posted on 09/30/2010 5:49:43 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: therightliveswithus

This helps with House seats there, especially the one to win David Obey’s seat where we have an excellent candidate in Sean Duffy.


46 posted on 09/30/2010 10:29:16 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: reaganaut1

Obama has made some appearances in Wisconsin lately, I believe.

What an effect!!!!!!


47 posted on 10/01/2010 1:03:27 AM PDT by Nextrush (Slocialist Republicans and Socialist Democrats need to go)
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To: Chet 99

This surprises me. I’ve always thought Feingold’s seat was as solid as the hiccup’s and that it was Feingold’s for life if he wanted it.

I’ll believe he loses when it actually happens.


48 posted on 10/01/2010 2:24:09 AM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: Uncledave

*LMAO*


49 posted on 10/01/2010 2:25:59 AM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: Chet 99

Was this done POST-Hussein rally in Madison/Leningrad?


50 posted on 10/01/2010 2:49:30 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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