PPP: Wisconsin Senate Race A Toss Up

Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) is in a good position starting out the Wisconsin Senate race to replace retiring Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI), with a small lead on all possible GOP challengers, except for former Gov. Tommy Thompson. Baldwin is bested by Thompson by only two points in a trial heat from Public Policy Polling’s (D) new survey of the race.

From PPP’s analysis:

“Representing only about an eighth of the state, it is not surprising fewer than three out of five voters have an opinion on Baldwin at this point. Fitzgerald and Neumann are even slightly less well known. Only Thompson has the statewide name recognition both nominees will have at this point next year. But voters are evenly split on him, 42% with a favorable opinion and 42% with an unfavorable one.

‘The Wisconsin Senate race is shaping up as yet another toss up’ said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. ‘It looks like there are going to be a lot of very close Senate races across the country next year. Tammy Baldwin’s numbers have improved as it’s become more clear that she’s likely to be the Democratic nominee.’”