Doyle still up by 9 in new poll
Another poll with Doyle's lead in the high single digits.
Will we get a new one tomorrow morning from
Latest poll says Doyle up 49%-40%Despite the way it's reported, the breakdown is by region, not city. Madison includes much of southern Wisconsin, and Green Bay much of the northeast.
Madison - A poll this week of 600 likely voters in the Nov. 7 election for governor gave incumbent Democrat Jim Doyle a 49%-to-40% lead over Republican challenger Mark Green.
Green Party candidate Nelson Eisman got 1% of the vote; the rest of those surveyed were undecided in the poll by Research 2000 that was paid for by WISC-TV. The Sept. 5-7 telephone survey had a margin of error of 4%.
The new poll gave Doyle about the same lead as a station's last poll in mid-August. Then, Doyle had a 48%-38% margin over Green, who represents northeast Wisconsin in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The new poll said Doyle's important "favorable" rating was 51%, a 3% gain from August -- a gain influenced by Doyle's TV ads. Green's approval rating in the new poll was 37%, a 2% drop since August. But one out of every three likely voters polled said they had no opinion of Green -- a sign that he is still much less known.
Other trends in the new WISC-TV poll: Doyle was slightly more popular with women respondents, and had a 2-to-1 lead -- 59% to 27% -- over Green in Madison, the governor's home town. Green's biggest support came from his Green Bay-area neighbors, where he only trailed Doyle by a 41% to 46% margin.
Doyle lead Green 53% to 36% among Milwaukee-area voters. Milwaukee County voters cast 15% of the statewide vote for governor four years ago.