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Wed Jun 20, 2012, 02:36 PM

New Poll: Obama up by Six in Wisconsin among likely voters (14 among all voters)

Mitt Romney predicted earlier this week on his bus tour that he would win Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes in November, but a new poll released Wednesday shows he is still trailing President Obama in the Badger State.

Among likely general-election voters, Obama leads Romney, 49 percent to 43 percent, according to the poll, conducted last week by Marquette Law School in Milwaukee. Seven percent of voters are undecided or did not respond to that question on the survey.

Despite the state's Republican lean since 2010 -- including Gov. Scott Walker's victory in a recall election earlier this month -- Obama remains popular there. Fifty-two percent of all registered voters approve of the job Obama is doing as president, while 43 percent disapprove. That narrowly outpaces Walker's 51 percent approval rating.

Obama also benefits from a popularity gap in the state. Fifty-three percent of voters have a favorable opinion of Obama, compared to 39 percent who have an unfavorable opinion. Romney's numbers, meanwhile, are upside-down: Just 35 percent view him favorably, and 43 percent view him unfavorably.

Marquette Law School has been polling in the state since earlier this year, but this is the first time they have surveyed likely November voters (previous polls included a subsample of likely voters in the June 5 recall election). In the previous poll, conducted in late May, just before the recall, Obama led Romney among all registered voters by 12 percentage points, 52 percent to 40 percent. Among that broader group in this survey, Obama's lead is 14 points, statistically unchanged over the past four weeks.

http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-presidential-campaign/poll-obama-leads-romney-in-wisconsin-20120620

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 02:40 PM

1. WI

exit polls of recall voters say their preference Is Obama.I know the mSM doesn't like that but some of the voters who keep Walker
plan to keep Obama.

WI Is not a battleground state.Obama will Preveil there.Even all the money spent for walker didn't help Romney.The Koch Brothers will try but this time they don't have recall opposition and recall faituge to help them.

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Response to Robbins (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 02:46 PM

2. true but he can't take WI for granted.

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 02:53 PM

3. I agree

Personally I hope Walker or Ryan Is Romney's VP.This way Obama can attack them directly with Romney when he comes to WI.Just Imagne embressment for them when Obama wins WI on Election night.

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 07:52 AM

4. I agree

I agree. The margin of Obama's lead has shrunk significantly in Wisconsin. The Recall was an error in judgment. It should have waited until after the Presidential election. All it did was energize and mobilize the Republicans and allow them to build a bigger infrastructure and ground operation that Romney can now use for the Fall.

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