Baldwin Holds Slight Lead Over Thompson in Internal
Source: National Journal
Democratic Rep. Tammy Baldwin has a slight advantage over former Gov. Tommy Thompson in the Wisconsin Senate race, according to a new poll conducted for Baldwin's campaign.
Baldwin leads Thompson, 50 percent to 45 percent, while 5 percent of respondents are undecided. The Democrat's lead is not considered statistically significant because it is inside the poll's margin of error.
Thompson is considered the favorite in the race, thanks to his history of appealing to independents and moderate Democrats and his four gubernatorial victories. After emerging from a crowded GOP primary last month, Thompson led Baldwin in several independent polls.
But President Obama and down-ballot Democrats have seen encouraging polling numbers in the wake of the Democratic National Convention.