Too good to be true
Poll puts Doyle lead at 13 percent; Green disputes itI agree with Green. (Mark that down.)
By JAMES A. CARLSON
Associated Press Writer
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Gov. Jim Doyle leads Republican challenger Mark Green by 13 points in a new poll released Thursday that was immediately disputed by a Green campaign spokesman as "flat out wrong."
The lead is more than double that shown in a survey released earlier this month.
The latest poll done by the St. Norbert College Survey Center and paid for both by the college and Wisconsin Public Radio surveyed 400 likely voters between Oct. 9 and Oct. 16. The margin of error was plus or minus 5 percentage points.
The poll showed the Democratic incumbent with 51 percent support and Green with 38 percent. Wisconsin Green Party candidate Nelson Eisman had 1 percent, with 7 percent undecided and 4 percent choosing other.
Best guess, from a variety of polls done in the last couple of weeks, is that the poll released yesterday by One Wisconsin Now, which had Doyle up 6 (7 among definite voters) is about right.