Wisconsin 3rd Congressional District candidate Democrat Brad Pfaff released a new internal poll this week showing him trailing his opponent Republican Derrick Van Orden by 5 points. The survey of 626 3rd CD voters conducted by the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling between August 18-19 found that 45% of registered voters supported Van Orden while 40% backed Pfaff. The poll also found that 34% of respondents had a positive opinion of Van Orden, while 32% didn’t, and 33% had no opinion. Pfaff, on the other hand, was viewed favorably by 27%, while 28% didn’t view him favorably, and 45% had no opinion.

The margin of error for the PPP poll is +/- 3.9%. 50% of interviews for the survey were conducted by telephone and 50% by text message. FiveThirtyEight gives Public Policy Polling an A-minus rating.

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