There's a big Republican surge in Wisconsin, if you believe the St. Norbert-Wisconsin Public Radio poll. I don't.
The poll's serious problems are not limited to the US Senate numbers, which got our attention previously.
The numbers for the governor's race are even crazier. Asking 400 Wisconsin residents -- not voters or likely voters, just anyone who answered the telephone -- the survey finds Scott Walker and Mark Neumann in a dead heat in the Republican primary, and either Neumann or Walker killing Democrat Tom Barrett in the general election matchup.
Here's one quick measure of how unreliable those numbers are: According to the poll, 93 per cent of the people interviewed plan to vote in the Republican primary for governor, and all but 1% of them plan to vote in the general election.
Remember, these are not people on a voter list they called; just random Wisconsin citizens. And 99% of them plan to vote in November.
Remarkable, since the highest turnout race in memory was the 2008 presidental, when 70% of Wisconsinites voted.