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1 in 5 Wisconsinites Never Heard of Ron Johnson?

by Jerry Bader

Yes,if you believe this St. Norbert college survey. 19%, or nearly 1 in 5 Wisconsinites polled haven't heard of Wisconsin's senior senator? We're not talking no opinion here; we're talking never heard of Ron Johnson. Not your first thought might be, yes, that many people are disengaged from politics, that nearly 20% haven't heard of Johnson. Okay, then how do you explain that only 8% haven't heard of Wisconsin's junior senator, Tammy Baldwin? Ron Johnson was elected three years ago, spent millions of his own dollars introducing himself to Wisconsin, has been very high profile in Washington and his name recognition is 81% and Baldwin's in 92%? Really? And Baldwin tops Johnson in approval rating by 10%? Well, I suppose that is possible; she has done nothing. You can't get charged with an error when you don't touch the ball.