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Feingold leads Johnson in St. Norbert College poll

Poll shows Feingold up 52-40 percent
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Posted at 8:42 AM, Oct 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-18 10:40:02-04

A St. Norbert College poll shows Democrat Russ Feingold with a healthy lead over Republican Ron Johnson in the Wisconsin senatorial race.

Feingold received 52 percent of the vote among 664 registered likely voters, compared to Johnson's 40 percent. 

The survey asked for the voters' preference if the election were held today.

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  • There was a glimmer of good news for Johnson in the results. He leads the contingent of voters who aren't sure of their choice but are leaning toward the Republican. 

    The poll has a margin of error of +/-3.8% at the confidence level of 95%.

    Here are the poll results: (percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding)

    WISCONSIN SENATE RACE:
     
    In the race for the Wisconsin Senate seat, if the election were held today, for whom would you vote? (ROTATE NAMES):
     
    Democrat Russ Feingold................................................. 52%
    Republican Ron Johnson ................................................ 40%
    Libertarian Phil Anderson ............................................... 0%
    Other (vol) ................................................................ 0%
    Neither, will not vote (vol) ............................................. 3%
    Not Sure ................................................................ 5%
    Refused ................................................................ 1%
     
    OF “NOT SURE” VOTERS ONLY:
    As of today, do you lean more toward Feingold or Johnson?
    Russ Feingold ................................................................... 10%
    Ron Johnson ...................................................................... 31%
    Other ................................................................................. 0%
    Don’t Know ...................................................................... 59%
    Refused ............................................................................. 0
     
    How strongly are you committed to [CANDIDATE NAMED ABOVE]
    Of Feingold Voters:
    Totally Committed ......................................................... 74%
    Somewhat Committed ................................................... 19%
    Might Change Your Mind .............................................. 7%
     
    Of Johnson Voters:
    Totally Committed ......................................................... 75%
    Somewhat Committed ................................................... 21%
    Might Change Your Mind .............................................. 3%
     
    Of Not Sure, then Feingold support on follow-up question:
    Totally Committed ......................................................... 0%
    Somewhat Committed ................................................... 67%
    Might Change Your Mind .............................................. 33%
     
    Of Not Sure, then Johnson support on follow-up question:
    Totally Committed ......................................................... 10%
    Somewhat Committed ................................................... 60%
    Might Change Your Mind .............................................. 30%