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Dems’ Blue State Blues

By on 9.22.10 | 9:49AM

The Democrat-favoring Public Policy Polling has three-term incumbent Sen. Russ Feingold trailing Republican challenger Ron Johnson in Wisconsin, by an 11 percentage point margin. Politico reports:

It’s the largest polling lead Johnson has held since he clinched the state Republican Party’s endorsement back in May, and a jarring deficit for the state’s junior senator in the traditionally deep blue state. 

PPP chalks up Johnson’s advantage to “an enormous enthusiasm gap” and a “malaise with Democratic voters” – a lethal combination for a state where President Barack Obama defeated Sen. John McCain by a breezy 14 points just two years ago....

Democrats have attempted to paint the self-funding Johnson as an extremist who believes Social Security is a “Ponzi scheme” and blames global warming on “sunspot activity,” but the PPP survey indicates that 46 percent of likely voters view the plastics manufacturer favorably.

Yeah, the Dems (and media) should keep up that sunspot attack on Johnson -- it's a real winner.

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