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The "struggling" Sean Duffy.
Rep. Sean Duffy, the Wisconsin tea party freshman once famous for his stint on MTV's Real World, but most recently known for whining about how difficult is to live on a congressional salary of $174,000 per year, might just be having to find another gig soon. Challenger Pat Kreitlow is inching up on Duffy, according to new polling from PPP on behalf of CREDO Super PAC.

The poll of likely voters shows Duffy leading Kreitlow by just four points, 48-44, slightly outside the poll's 3.72 percent margin of error. There's more bad news for Duffy, in that respondents would prefer "someone else" to him by a slim margin, 47-46, and view him more unfavorably than favorably, 44-42. There's still time for Kreitlow to become that "someone else" in the minds of voters and take advantage of Duffy's upside-down favorability rate.

Goal ThermometerAlso working against Duffy, like it is against pretty much every Republican from the top down, is his vote for the Ryan budget and proposal to end Medicare. By a 51-33 margin, voters are against the plan to end Medicare. His anti-choice position is at odds with his district, as well, with 41 percent of voters less likely to support a candidate who was anti-choice, even in cases of rape and incest. Of course Duffy voted with his majority on the H.R. 3. He was also a cosponsor of the original bill, with its now infamous "forcible rape" language.

This is one of the low-hanging-fruit districts Markos wrote about a few weeks ago. His votes and his positions don't fit his district. While redistricting made it marginally more favorable to Republicans—three points—Obama took this district in 2008 53-45.

So let's help Pat Kreitlow strike a blow against the tea party, and get rid of one more idiot Republican.

Please donate $3 to Pat Kreitlow on ActBlue.

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Thu Sep 27, 2012 at 10:55 AM PDT.

Also republished by Badger State Progressive, ClassWarfare Newsletter: WallStreet VS Working Class Global Occupy movement, Progressive Hippie, and Daily Kos.

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