NEW YORK (WTAQ) - A new poll shows that Democrat Tammy Baldwin remains in a tight race with her Republican opponents for the state’s open U.S. Senate seat.
Quinnipiac University, the New York Times, and CBS News found that Baldwin is tied with former Governor Tommy Thompson in a head-to-head match-up at 47 percent apiece.
Baldwin leads hedge fund manager Eric Hovde 47-43, and she leads former Congressman Mark Neumann 48-45. Both are beyond the poll’s 2.6 percent margin of error.
Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald, the fourth GOP candidate, was not listed in a summary of the Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday morning. Fitzgerald is a distant fourth in most recent polls with Thompson, Hovde, and Neumann relatively close.
Quinnipiac’s Peter Brown says that no matter who wins next week’s Republican primary, the race against Tammy Baldwin, “looks like it will be a nail-biter.”
The poll was taken from July 31st through Monday. The GOP primary is six days away.