New MU poll shows race for President tightening in WI


by Mike Strehlow

MILWAUKEE—The latest Marquette Poll shows that the race for the White House is tightening a bit in Wisconsin.

The Marquette Law School Poll shows President Obama’s lead over Mitt Romney is now 11 points which is down from 14 points two weeks ago.

The telephone survey of 894 likely voters done last Thursday through Sunday has the President with 53 percent to Romney’s 42 percent.

The spread was 54 to 40 in mid September.

Among independents the 15 point lead Obama enjoyed is now down to 9 at 49 to 40 percent.

With the first Presidential Debate airing on CBS 58 at 8 p.m. Wednesday voters were asked whether it might change their minds about who they were going to vote for.

Only 2 percent of people said “very likely”.

Ten percent of those surveyed said “somewhat likely” and 22 percent said “not very likely”.

66 percent of those surveyed said “not at all likely.”

President Obama will lead a rally at UW Madison Thursday.

Romney’s running mate Paul Ryan has a fundraiser in Milwaukee Saturday night.

The poll also shows Representative Tammy Baldwin's lead over former Governor Tommy Thompson in the U.S. Senate Race tightening to a 48 percent to 44 percent margin.

In the September’s poll, Baldwin led by 50 percent to 41 percent.


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