Thompson leads Baldwin by 16%; other possible Senate races near dead-heats
MILWAUKEE - A new set of poll results shows one of the four Republican U.S. Senate candidates owns a double-digit lead on Democratic candidate Tammy Baldwin in a head-to-head matchup, while the other three potential races would end up in near-dead heats.
According to the latest poll released Thursday by Rasmussen, former Wisconsin Governor and U.S Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson has a 52 percent to 36 percent lead on Baldwin, currently representing Madison in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Former GOP Congressman Mark Neumann has a 45 percent to 43 percent lead over Baldwin, while Madison businessman Eric Hovde's advantage is 44 percent to 42 percent.
Baldwin leads Wisconsin Speaker of the Assembly Jeff Fitzgerald, 44 percent to 43 percent.
Rasmussen did not release results on how the four Republican candidates stack up themselves.
Their survey came from 500 likely voters, and was taken on Tuesday. It has a margin of error of plus/minus 4.5 percent.
The poll did not match the four Republicans against each other.