Bad news for Senate candidate Ron Johnson in the latest poll, this one from Public Poicy Polling. Like Rasmussen Reports, it is automated and we don't know who's paying for it -- two things that are troubling no matter who does the polling. The Public Policy poll has Feingold slightly ahead of Johnson; Rasmussen did, too.
But what's really remarkable is Johnson's name recognition in the two polls. In the Public Policy poll, only 38% of the people know enough about Johnson to be able to rate him favorably or unfavorably. Feingold has 85% recognition.
But in the Rasmussen poll done earlier this month, Johnson had 76% name recognition. In May, it was 68%.
Rasmussen also had Johnson's primary opponent, David Westlake, at 64% recognition in May. According to Public Policy Polling, Westlake's current name recognition is 20%.
Since that May poll, Johnson has spent about a million dollars on television to introduce himself to voters. But Johnson's name recognition is way down.
Either it's time to pull the plug on his TV advertising, or it's time for Republicans to stop touting those phony polls.