2006.07.11: July 11, 2006: Headlines: Figures: COS - Tunisia: Politics: State Government: The Capital Times: Doyle tops Green by 13 points in Badger Poll

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Doyle tops Green by 13 points in Badger Poll

Doyle tops Green by 13 points in Badger Poll

On the issues, residents said they trusted Doyle more than Green by almost a two-to-one margin to improve access to health care, 30.8 percent to 15.4 percent, and to protect the environment, 31.2 percent to 15.3 percent. Asked which candidate better understands the problems ordinary people face, residents picked Doyle, 26.5 to 17.7 percent. Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle and his wife served as Peace Corps Volunteers in Tunisia in the 1960's.

Doyle tops Green by 13 points in Badger Poll

Doyle tops Green by 13 points in Badger Poll
Numbers much closer for tight AG race
By David Callender

The latest Badger Poll shows Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle leading his Republican opponent, U.S. Rep. Mark Green, by a double-digit margin.

The survey, conducted between June 23 and July 2 by the UW Survey Center and sponsored by The Capital Times, found that 48.8 percent of state residents polled said they would vote for Doyle to 35.7 percent for Green.

[Excerpt]

Green unseen: The new poll numbers come as the candidates are just beginning to gear up for the fall races.

None has started airing his or her own TV or radio ads yet, although some independent groups began sponsoring ads against Doyle and Green last week.

Green, a Republican congressman and former state representative from Green Bay, still remains largely unknown, the poll shows.

Almost 59 percent said they didn't know enough about Green to have a favorable or unfavorable view of him, compared to roughly 23 percent for Doyle.

Almost 47 percent of those polled said they had a favorable view of Doyle, while nearly 30 percent had an unfavorable view; that compares to 26 percent favorable for Green to 14.4 percent unfavorable.

On the issues, residents said they trusted Doyle more than Green by almost a two-to-one margin to improve access to health care, 30.8 percent to 15.4 percent, and to protect the environment, 31.2 percent to 15.3 percent. Asked which candidate better understands the problems ordinary people face, residents picked Doyle, 26.5 to 17.7 percent.

The Badger Poll results mirror a survey sponsored by the conservative Wisconsin Policy Research Institute last month that showed Doyle leading Green by a similar margin among state residents. Other polls, which surveyed only registered voters, have shown a much closer race.

"Polls go up and polls go down, but we're gratified to see another poll that shows us with a double-digit lead," Doyle spokeswoman Melanie Fonder said.

Fonder said Doyle's campaign was especially heartened by results that showed Doyle leading Green among women, 36.2 percent to 23 percent, which she said was a testament to his advocacy for abortion rights and embryonic stem-cell research.

Green spokesman Mark Graul, meanwhile, said the results show "this will still be a very close race."

He pointed the survey's figures that showed almost 57 percent believe Doyle is doing a fair or poor job as governor.

"That's a terrible position to be in," he said.





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