Obama Up By Eight Points In New Wisconsin Poll
Marquette University was one of the few polling outfits to accurately call the outcome of the Recall Election mounted against Governor Scott Walker earlier this year and, even before that, was one of the most respected polls in Wisconsin. Today, they came out with what looks to be their final poll of the Presidential race showing the President up by eight points:
President Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney 51% to 43% in a new poll of 1,243 likely voters in Wisconsin by Marquette Law School. The survey was taken last Thursday through Sunday.
In Marquette’s previous poll, the two candidates were virtually tied, with Obama at 49% and Romney at 48%. That survey was taken Oct. 11-14.
Obama has enjoyed an average lead of about two points in public polls taken in Wisconsin over the last few weeks.
The polling in Wisconsin tightened after Paul Ryan was put on the ticket in office, but there have been almost no polls showing Romney/Ryan in the lead in the state, and the ones that did were back in August right after the announcement and only showed a lead of one point. Presently, Obama has a +4,0 point lead in the RealClearPolitics polling average, and there seems to be little sign that the numbers here are going to change very much in the next week. I suspect that Obama will be holding on to the Badger State in the end.