Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:47 AM
Viking12 (6,012 posts)
Governor Feingold. Has a nice ring to it.
Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) fell victim to nationwide Republican momentum in 2010, but a poll out Tuesday showed that the progressive champion could be in a strong position for a political comeback in the Badger State.
Fifty-three percent of Wisconsin voters said they have a favorable opinion of Feingold, according to the latest survey from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling, while 37 percent said they have an unfavorable opinion of the former three-term senator.
The poll indicated that Feingold could get the last laugh on the Republican who ousted him in the 2010 midterms. In a hypothetical 2016 Senate matchup, 52 percent said they would vote for Feingold over Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), who picked up 42 percent support. The poll showed Johnson with an approval rating that's under water: 41 percent said they disapprove of the job he's doing as senator, while 37 percent said they approve.
Moreover, Feingold fared better than any Democrat tested in hypothetical matchups against Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI), who will be up for re-election next year. Feingold edged Walker in the poll 49 percent to 47 percent. Walker topped every other Democrat tested in the poll. Feingold has not given an indication yet if he will challenge Walker in 2014.
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Governor Feingold. Has a nice ring to it. (Original post)
Response to Viking12 (Original post)
Wed Feb 27, 2013, 12:04 PM
Myrina (12,295 posts)
1. It sounded good last year for the recall election ...
Russ opted to sit out, instead enjoying his time professoring, writing a book and starting up Progressives United.
I think the handsome and uber intelligent Mr. Feingold is finished with the circus that is elected office.
Response to midnight (Reply #4)
Tue Mar 12, 2013, 07:15 PM
undeterred (34,658 posts)
5. He is a brilliant man who loves the law and the Constitution
and he knows how to make persuasive arguments. I'd rather see him stay out of office while he has a chance of being appointed by a Democratic President. Supreme Court justices change the country for a long, long time.
In a perfect world he would be Chief Justice.