UNDATED (WSAU) A new poll shows that Republicans have big leads in three-of-the-four Wisconsin Senate recall elections in early June – and the fourth race is in a statistical dead heat. The Public Policy Polling firm says G-O-P incumbent Van Wanggaard of Racine has a 48-to-46 percent edge over former Senate Democrat John Lehman. That’s within the poll’s margin-of-error of around 3.5-percent.
Democrats only need to win one of the four Senate contests to regain control of the upper house at least until the scheduled elections in November.
In the other races, Senate G-O-P leader Scott Fitzgerald of Juneau leads Lori Compas 54-40. Chippewa Falls Republican Terry Moulton leads former Assembly Democrat Kristen Dexter 51-41. And Assembly Republican Jerry Petrowski of Marathon leads Wausau Assembly Democrat Donna Seidel 51-37. Petrowski is running in place of Pam Galloway, who resigned from the Senate last month.