An internal poll that was conducted for State Senator Brad Pfaff’s (D-Onalaska) campaign in the Democratic primary for Wisconsin’s third congressional district suggested that he has a significant lead over the rest of the field.

The poll found that 28% of likely Democratic primary voters plan to vote for Pfaff. In comparison, 8% support Eau Claire businesswoman Rebecca Cooke, 7% support retired CIA and Army officer Deb McGrath, and 5% support La Crosse Alderman Mark Neumann. Notably, more than half of the respondents did not commit to any of the four candidates.

Pfaff’s lead widened further when respondents were read short profiles of each of the candidates, with Pfaff earning 40%, McGrath earning 17%, Cooke earning 16%, and Neumann earning 3%. That leaves about 24% of respondents still undecided. The poll was conducted by Impact Research between May 11th and 15th. It surveyed 401 likely Democratic primary voters in the third congressional district. The margin of error for the full sample was reported to be +/- 4.9 percentage points

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