Health care helps Doyle to 7% lead
Governor Jim Doyle leads Congressman Mark Green 47%-41% in a poll done for One Wisconsin Now last week, and OWN says voters' beliefs that Doyle will do a better job on health care issues is working to his benefit. (Update: Among "definite" voters it's 48-41, which is where the headline came from.)
The poll of 708 likely voters was done by Abacus Associates, a reputable national firm.
Respondents were asked whether Doyle or Green would do a better job on six health care issues, and Doyle won most by a whopping margin.
Who or what's responsible for rising health care costs?
Survey says: Drug company profits, first of all, with health insurance company profits in second place.
More detail, including the press release, polling memo and more, are available right from One Wisconsin Now.
Results are consistent with OWN's findings that voters rate health care as their #1 concern. More later.