A Rasmussen poll has Tommy! Thompson leading Russ Feingold 47-43 in a hypothetical Senate race.
The problem with the poll is that it’s by Rasmussen. Swing State Project reports;
Wherever there’s a vacillating Republican needing convincing to get into a Senate race, there’s Rasmussen. (Whaddya wanna bet they have a Patty Murray/Dave Reichert poll in the field right now?) Contrary to PPP’s view of the race, Rasmussen finds ex-Gov. Tommy Thompson leading incumbent Dem Russ Feingold, 47-43. They find Feingold with a perplexingly low 47/48 approval.
Feingold spokesman Trevor Miller elaborates;
“In order for this poll to be real you have to believe in three things that aren’t. Tommy Thompson isn’t in the Republican Party primary, he hasn’t won it, and the election isn’t today.”
Further evidence that Rasmussen skews Republican, coupled with Feingold’s $3.65 million cash on hand works against Tommy. Not only would Thompson have to raise a lot of money to catch up to Feingold, he would have to spend a lot to beat Terrence Wall in the primary. Feingold’s average donation is a mere $50. Do the math, it takes a lot of $50 to make $3.65 million, those donations came from a lot of excited voters.
Remember, while Tommy is working to pull down paychecks as a lobbyist, Russ is working to put Americans back to work.