Doing Tammy’s Job For Her
Joe, Darrin, and Chad ought to be proud of themselves.
While they’ve cased the landscape with nuclear mushroom clouds as far as ad-weary Wisconsin voters can see on their television sets and radios, all Tammy Baldwin’s had to do is run ads about her grandparents and how she seems completely inocculous, when in fact she’s one of the most liberal, socialist-leaning representatives this state has ever sent to Congress.
With Republicans engaged in a bitter primary fight, Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin has a lead over all her potential GOP rivals in Wisconsin’s U.S. Senate race.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Wisconsin Voters shows Baldwin receiving 45% to 48% of the vote regardless of which Republican she is matched against. She leads by margins ranging from three to ten points.
The most competitive Republican at the moment is Eric Hovde, a wealthy political newcomer who has been advertising heavily in his primary battle. He trails Baldwin by just three points (45% to 42%). Former GOP Congressman Mark Neumann trails by six (48% to 42%), former Governor Tommy Thompson is seven points behind Baldwin (48% to 41%). The weakest showing comes from Wisconsin State Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald who is behind by double digits (47% to 37%).
This poll also takes away the one talking point Team Tommy had going for it apparently — the one they could trounce Tammy with ease — that’s a lot of damage inflicted, self or otherwise.