Wisconsin: Pro-Life Ron Johnson Likely to Beat Pro-Abortion Russ Feingold

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 31, 2010   |   3:27PM   |   Madison, WI

When the votes are counted in the Wisconsin Senate race, it appears likely that pro-life candidate Ron Johnson will have beaten incumbent pro-abortion Sen. Russ Feingold.

A McClatchy-Marist poll released Saturday shows Johnson leads Feingold by 7 percentage points among likely voters including early voters and those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate.

This data was collected from Tuesday through Thursday and it shows Johnson with a 52-45 percentage point lead.

Johnson gets the support of 95 percent of Republicans and 57 percent of independent voters while Feingold has the backing of 91 percent of Democrats and just 41 percent of independent voters.

Johnson’s supporters remain more enthusiastic than Feingold’s backers, the poll found, with Republicans more enthusiastic than Democrats by a 56-54 percent margin. Johnson’s supporters are move enthusiastic about turning out to vote on a 56-48 percent margin.

Although Johnson and Feingold have a similar rating among likely voters, Feingold’s unfavorable rating is higher. Some 51% of Wisconsin voters currently perceive Johnson favorably while 38% do not and 49% view Feingold positively while 46% do not.

Wisconsin Right to Life announced in June that it favors Johnson and WRTL PAC chair Bonnie Pfaff said the endorsement of Johnson is based on his strong belief in the sanctity of human life, his exceptional leadership background and his outstanding credibility.

“Ron Johnson is an individual who believes that protecting the most vulnerable members of the human family is the right thing to do,” said Pfaff. “He will work in Congress to help create a culture of life, where every human being is welcomed and protected.”

“We believe Ron Johnson is an individual who has the values, background and experience to serve all the citizens of Wisconsin in an exceptional manner. The Wisconsin Right to Life Political Action Committee is very proud to make this endorsement,” said Pfaff.