Conservatives Eye Wisconsin Senate Race

POSTED: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 --- 1:15 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Insurgent conservative Republicans have shaken up U.S. Senate races across the country and they also have their eye on taking out former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson in a GOP primary that's two months away.

But a Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday shows that Thompson still has the upper hand.

The poll shows Thompson with 34 percent support among likely voters in the Aug. 14 primary. He is followed by former U.S. Rep. Mark Neumann at 16 percent, hedge fund manager Eric Hovde at 14 percent, and state Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald at 10 percent.

Twenty-five percent were undecided.

The random telephone poll of 344 likely primary voters was conducted June 13 through Saturday and has a margin of error plus or minus 5.4 percentage points.

AP-WF-06-20-12 1726GMT

Copyright 2012: Associated Press

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