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Poll: 44% have no opinion of U.S Senator Ron Johnson


MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Almost half of Wisconsinites still don’t know what to think of U.S. Senate Republican Ron Johnson, more than two years after he’s been in office.

44 percent of those responding to a new Marquette Law School poll said they had no opinion about the former businessman from Oshkosh, who unseated long-time Senate Democrat Russ Feingold in 2010.

Johnson has been a constant critic of federal spending. And he made worldwide headlines with his tough questioning of Hillary Clinton on last year’s attack at the U.S. embassy in Libya.

30 percent in the Marquette poll gave Johnson a favorable rating, and 25 percent gave unfavorable responses. Johnson has already said he’ll run for re-election in 2016.

The state’s other senator, Democrat Tammy Baldwin, got a 39 percent approval rating. But 25 percent still had no opinion, even after her heavily-publicized election campaign against former Governor Tommy Thompson last fall.

The Marquette poll surveyed 1,060 registered voters, 360 from Milwaukee so they could comment on local issues. The poll has an error margin of plus-or-minus 5 percent.