Wisconsin Senate: Feingold 46%, Smithee (R) 44% says Rasmussen?!
This afternoon, we got an interesting example of that. Rasmussen released a poll suggesting that Ron Johnson, a businessman from Oshkosh, is running just 2 points behind Democratic incumbent Russ Feingold in Wisconsin’s Senate race.
Have you ever heard of Ron Johnson? I hadn’t until about three days ago. And it seems unlikely that many voters in the Badger State would have heard about him either. Johnson didn’t announce his candidacy until two weeks ago. He’s never held political office before. He runs a small business called Pacur Inc that has only 73 employees. He doesn’t have a campaign website up. He doesn’t have a Wikipedia page. Prior to this morning, he’d been mentioned in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the state’s largest paper, just three times over the past month.
And yet, according to Rasmussen, 68 percent of Wisconsin’s “likely voters” have already formulated an opinion about Ron Johnson! And 94 percent of the state’s voters know how they’d vote if he were to run against Russ Feingold!
Good old Rasmussen doing what they do best… ironing out the liberal bias in polling.