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  Wisconsin Governor 2006: Doyle Leads

Survey of 500 Likely Voters

December 8, 2005

Election 2006

Wisconsin Governor

Jim Doyle (D) 48%
Scott Walker (R) 37%
Other 4%


Election 2006

Wisconsin Governor

Jim Doyle (D) 45%
Mark Green (R) 39%
Other 5%



December 12, 2005--Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle leads two potential Republican challengers in his bid for re-election. Fifty-six percent (56%) of the state's voters approve of the way Doyle has performed his role as Governor.

Doyle leads Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker by 11 percentage points 48% to 37%.

The incumbent also leads Congressman Mark Green by six, 45% to 39%. Rasmussen Reports will begin coverage of the primary match-up early in 2006.

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Wisconsin Democrats are evenly divided as to whether they would prefer Senator Russ Feingold or Senator Hillary Clinton as their party's Presidential nominee in 2008. Unaffiliated voters in the state prefer Feingold by a 2-to-1 margin.

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Sixty percent (60%) of Wisconsin voters favor building a barrier along the Mexican border to help reduce illegal immigration. That's about the same as the national average.

Congressman Green is viewed favorably by 44% of Wisconsin voters and unfavorably by 38%. For Walker, the numbers are 40% favorable and 38% unfavorable.

In Election 2002, Rasmussen Reports projected that Doyle would be elected Governor with a 4-point margin of victory and Doyle won 45% to 41%. In Election 2004, we projected Wisconsin would vote for Kerry by two points--Kerry won 50% to 49%.

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The telephone survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports December 7, 2005.  The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

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