Unbelievable: Russ Feingold now trails Republican challenger … by double digits

posted at 5:31 pm on September 21, 2010 by Allahpundit

I’m not going to lie to you: This poll is so insanely sweet, I actually considered posting the Humpbot video here.

But no, no Humpy. He must rest and save his strength. For there shall be much humping in November.

Ron Johnson (R) 52 (43)
Sen. Russ Feingold (D) 41 (45)

An enormous enthusiasm gap, coupled with a Republican nominee fresh from a decisive primary win and unsullied by the primary process, has catapulted Republican nominee Ron Johnson to a double-digit advantage over incumbent Democrat Russ Feingold, according to PPP’s poll of the state on behalf of Daily Kos.

In November of 2008, then-candidate Barack Obama swept through the Midwest, winning many states (including Wisconsin) by double digits. Today, the President’s numbers are nearly reversed in the Badger State: whereas Obama carried the state 56-42 in 2008, his job approval now is 41%, with 54% expressing disapproval. This is a tendency that has been mimicked throughout the Midwest, and may well explain why this region seems to be the one vexing Democrats the most this cycle.

That’s among likely voters, too; when Rasmussen polled the same group a few days ago, Johnson led by only seven. According to PPP, if Democratic turnout looked to be as strong as it was in 2008, the race would be within a point. As it is, Russ Feingold — Russ Feingold — might be so ruined at this point that we’ll take the Senate no matter what happens in Delaware. I don’t even know how to process polls like this — or this — intellectually anymore. Ohio is basically gone for the Dems, and now Wisconsin is sinking beneath the waves. Will there be any midwestern liberals still standing on November 3?

After teasing you with the prospect of a Humpbot cameo, I feel like I owe you something special as a morale booster. Here you go. You’re welcome.

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My guy Brad Zaun is going to win 3rd District in Iowa. He is running against Boswell a Liberal incumbent with a BIG war chest. He needs our help!

IowaWoman on September 21, 2010 at 8:03 PM

With Feingold going down, what’s the stats on the Senate for the GOP?

PattyJ on September 21, 2010 at 8:24 PM


Limerick on September 21, 2010 at 6:16 PM

Rightwingguy on September 21, 2010 at 6:23 PM

Not bad for a bunch of brown shoes…


Joe SWO…

Khun Joe on September 21, 2010 at 8:34 PM

Russ Feingold’s “To DO” List…
Work on concession speech
Update resume


JimmyGee on September 21, 2010 at 8:39 PM

Sen. Kohl from Wisconsin is next in 2010.

scorpio9 on September 21, 2010 at 8:43 PM


First Sargent: “General Custer, your policies are not popular with the Indians.”

General Custer: “They will be. I just need to sell them better. I’ll make another speech, that should do it. Now, where should I give the speech?”

WordsMatter on September 21, 2010 at 8:49 PM

Feingold can only blame himself for his upcoming DOOM on November 2. For too many years he didn’t listen to the voters (like me). We told him, we don’t want Obamacare. But he knew better than us, and voted for it anyway. We told him that the stimulus would not work. But he knew better than us, and voted for it anyway. He, with RINO McCain, limited our free speech.
He is running ads that are not working. Ads that are full of Demo-rat activists posing as “average Americans.”
He deserves every bit of the DOOM that is coming his way. He created it, it’s his to own. On November 2nd, he will have to wear it. I hope he likes how it fits.

JimmyGee on September 21, 2010 at 8:51 PM

Who is Dale Peterson, and why do I love him so???

DrStock on September 21, 2010 at 8:55 PM

JimmyGee on September 21, 2010 at 8:51 PM

Absolutely agree. Only time he didn’t vote with the Reid pack was when it didn’t matter.

scorpio9 on September 21, 2010 at 9:09 PM

The polls are way out of line.They are beginning to sound like GOTV drives for Democraps.Kind of like “You Republicans can stay home on election day,your guy has got it in the bag.”
Don’t buy the BS folks,come hell or high water be out there Nov.2.

DDT on September 21, 2010 at 9:51 PM

Soupy Sales must believe his audience is daft… like his act.

leftnomore on September 21, 2010 at 9:55 PM

Dale Patterson is a fellow proud Alabama citizen. Not as good a video as Humpbot but gives us something to look forward to. Do what Dale says and we can get a Humpbot, sit home and not vote and we will get more Obamabot.

I am not a racist on September 21, 2010 at 10:29 PM

Let’s Roll!

2ipa on September 21, 2010 at 10:48 PM

Dale: “You know, what comes after a trillion anyway?”


Dongemaharu on September 21, 2010 at 10:50 PM

For there shall be much humping in November.

AP, that sounds a bit… optimistic. Is Eeyore going into hibernation for a while, or is he merely biding his time?

Physics Geek on September 22, 2010 at 12:03 AM

Glad to see Feingold paying hte price for his malfeasance in office. But he should have been thrown out LAST time, after that outrageous POS McCain-Feingold Act.

rayra on September 22, 2010 at 1:59 AM

“For there shall be much humping in November.”

Best summary of the coming elections I’ve read anywhere.

12thMonkey on September 22, 2010 at 2:16 AM

Where’s My Rifle……..?

Tim_CA on September 22, 2010 at 12:18 PM

Now this news is change that matters, and change I can believe in.

theCork on September 22, 2010 at 12:41 PM

Nice to see Wisconsinites getting it right … after a mere 18 years!

Reminds me of a quote (supposedly by Winston Churchill) :

“You can always count on Americans to do the right thing – after they’ve tried everything else.”

RedPepper on September 22, 2010 at 12:49 PM

This is so great!

Jaibones on September 22, 2010 at 1:52 PM

No seat is safe, even in Delaware.

Sultry Beauty on September 22, 2010 at 1:55 PM

Can we borrow a few of those points in Delaware?

flyoverland on September 22, 2010 at 1:58 PM

But wait… we needed Castle in the senate to offset the Feingolds in the senate…

Akzed on September 22, 2010 at 2:30 PM

NO seat should be safe. I think what the public, both moderates like me and hard-right folks like some of you, are really saying?

You need to stop seeing yourselves as entitled to lifelong positions. You need to be working every season, to hear your constituents, not rely upon your “machines,” and stop the insanity.

We’re not going to reelect automatically anymore.

AnninCA on September 23, 2010 at 11:06 AM