Russ Feingold, Ron Johnson In Dead Heat In Wisconsin: Poll : It's All Politics A new St. Norbert College/Wisconsin Public Radio poll has Sen. Russ Feingold and Ron Johnson tied. Contrary to other polls that showed the Republican leading by several percentage points, this one suggests this race may go to the wire.
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Russ Feingold, Ron Johnson In Dead Heat In Wisconsin: Poll

Pretty much every recent poll of voters in Wisconsin has suggested that the three-term Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold has a steep uphill climb to stay in the Senate.

For weeks, Republican businessman Ron Johnson has kept a single digit lead that seemed to be stable if not growing. If anyone seemed to have momentum, he did.

So it was something of a surprise to see the results of the St. Norbert College/Wisconsin Public Radio's new survey which indicates the candidates are in a statistical dead heat.

The poll of 442 likely voters had Johnson at 49 percent of registered voters and Feingold at 47 percent, with a margin of error of five percentage points.

So Johnson could actually be ahead by more than the poll suggests; perhaps Feingold doesn't have any forward momentum. We'll need to see if future polls corroborate this one.