Sunday, January 13, 2013
Polling experts have found it worse than Nickelback, better than North Korea. How does it compare to Jay Cutler or mosquitoes?
Who knew the wonks at Public Policy Polling had a sense of humor? After finding Congress had an overall approval rating of 9 percent, they went a step further and asked people to compare our national legislative body to all manner of random, generally unpleasant things. They found Congress to be more repulsive than: Luckily for our congressional leaders, they were not seen as distasteful as: Inspired by this, Patch is asking Milwaukee-area folks to compare Congress with things more reviled on a regional basis. Is Congress better or worse than our bloodthirsty summer mosquitoes, a blasphemous vegan bratwurst, or pouty Bears quarterback Jay Cutler? Vote in our polls, then discuss in the comments.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Former congressman and U.S. Senate candidate joins the Tea Party bus on a statewide tour just days before the Republican primary election.
With just five days before the primary election, U.S. Senate candidate Mark Neumann continued his trip around Wisconsin Thursday with the Tea Party Express bus, making a stop in Waukesha County. Neumann's first stop of the day-long tour was at the Country Springs Hotel Thursday morning where, in front of a modest crowd of supporters, he outlined the three key issues he’ll address if elected to the open Senate seat. “The first thing that we need to do to restore this great nation is we need to restore the government to the principles that are in the constitution of the United States of America,” Neumann said. According to Neumann, that includes the right to bear arms. Second, he says he fully intends to repeal the Affordable Care Act and …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The latest survey from Public Policy Polling shows Hovde and Thompson still ahead, but Neumann is catching up just two weeks before the primary.
Just under two weeks from the Aug. 14 primary, the GOP race for Wisconsin's open U.S. Senate seat is up for grabs, according to a new poll from Public Policy Polling. The poll shows businessman Eric Hovde in the lead with 28 percent of the vote, followed by former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson and businessman and former congressman Mark Neumann, each with 25 percent. But with the margin of error at plus or minus 4.9 percentage points, it could be anybody's race. The poll surveyed 400 likely GOP primary voters, asking who would get their vote "if the election was today." It was conducted via automated telephone message on Monday and Tuesday. The surge from Neumann, who in polls conducted earlier in July had dropped to 10 percent, marked a …