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CFG argues poll shows Thompson has weaknesses with GOP primary voters

The national Club for Growth, which has been a critic of Tommy Thompson's expected U.S. Senate bid, says a new poll shows he has weaknesses with GOP primary voters.

In particular, the group says Thompson's numbers dropped significantly after those surveyed were told he had backed "Obamacare" and supported tax hikes as governor.

In a polling memo, Jon Lerner of Basswood Research writes that Thompson would start off with some advantages in a GOP primary because he has 99 percent name ID.

The poll of 500 people with a history of voting in GOP primary elections found 68 percent of them had a favorable impression of Thompson, including 26 percent who had a very favorable impression.

By comparison, Gov. Scott Walker had an 81 percent favorable rating among the GOP voters surveyed with 61 percent reporting a very favorable impression of him. U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson had a 71 percent favorable rating with 46 percent holding a very favorable impression of him.

When paired with former U.S. Rep. Mark Neumann in a hypothetical match up, 40 percent backed Thompson, compared to 34 percent for Neumann and the rest undecided.

Against a generic "more conservative alternative," Thompson was backed by 34 percent compared to 39 percent for the more conservative candidate.

Pollsters then told respondents of Thompson's past positions on ObamaCare, which prompted 70 percent to say they were less likely to vote for him in a GOP primary.

The pollsters then re-tested the Thompson-Neumann match up and found 22 percent supporting the former guv, 40 percent for Neumann and the rest undecided.

Once messages on past tax hikes were included, Thompson was backed by 18 percent compared to 56 percent for the more conservative alternative.

The survey was conducted July 26-27 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.


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