President Obama Opens Wide Lead In Wisconsin According To Marquette Law School


It should be noted for newbies that the Marquette Law School polls are spot on and have been a most reliable indicator during the entire collective bargaining recall elections in Wisconsin. Charles Franklin is a statewide gem, even when he had the GOP leading in the polls with collective bargaining.

This is the type of news that most of us were expecting, and hoping when it came to Wisconsin and the presidential election.  If for some reason Ohio was placed in the win column for Mitt Romney (which will not happen) then it would be essential for Wisconsin and Iowa to be in the GOP win list.  Iowa is not going Republican, and Wisconsin will remain blue–and Romney can finally get off the national stage of politics.

This race is still tight and needs to be fought on all levels, with every voter doing their duty to the Democratic Party—but I hear a fat lady warming up off in the distance.

I have always felt that President Obama would win in Wisconsin, but am not yet ready to predict that Democratic senate candidate Tammy Baldwin will win her race.

A new Marquette Law School Poll finds President Barack Obama leading former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney 51 percent to 43 percent among likely voters in Wisconsin. Five percent remain undecided or declined to state a preference, while 1 percent said that they would vote for a third party. Two weeks ago, before the second and third presidential debates, the poll found Obama at 49 percent to Romney’s 48 percent. In the U.S. Senate election, Representative Tammy Baldwin holds 47 percent to former governor Tommy Thompson’s 43 percent, with 10 percent undecided or  not offering a preference. In the previous poll, Thompson received 46 percent and Baldwin 45 percent.

One thought on “President Obama Opens Wide Lead In Wisconsin According To Marquette Law School

  1. Even assuming Obama is a slam dunk in Wisconsin — which looks increasingly the case — all of us should work our butts off for the down-ticket races. Not just for Tammy Baldwin, but also for the Democratic congressional candidates, especially Rob Zerban’s run against Paul Ryan, and for state legislative seats. Obama surely will have some coattails but even if wins Wisconsin handily, the down-ticket candidates will need our vigorous support right up to Election Day.

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