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Presidential, Senate races dead heats in Wisconsin (O 49% R 48% )
Lacrosse Tribune ^ | October 18, 2012 | Bill Novak

Posted on 10/17/2012 10:47:32 PM PDT by Red Steel

The races for president and U.S. senator in Wisconsin are as tight as they can get, according to a new poll of likely voters.

The Marquette Law School Poll, released Wednesday, shows Democratic candidate President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney in a virtual deadlock among Wisconsin voters, with Obama garnering 49 percent of the votes from likely voters and Romney 48 percent.

For the U.S. Senate, former governor and Republican candidate Tommy Thompson was the favorite of 46 percent of those polled while Democratic Rep. Tammy Baldwin was the favorite of 45 percent of those polled.

The poll was conducted Oct. 11-14, before the second presidential debate was held Tuesday night.

The poll of both landline and cellphone users asked 870 likely voters who they’d vote for, the effect of the first presidential debate and the image of the candidates, with a plus or minus margin of error of 3.4 percentage points.

Two weeks ago, before the first presidential debate, the Marquette poll showed Obama with an 11-point lead over Romney, and Baldwin with a four-point lead over Thompson.

Poll director Charles Franklin said in a news release announcing the new results that the first presidential debate, considered a big victory for Romney, had a dramatic impact on the latest findings.

“Rarely has a debate produced such a large movement in the polls,” Franklin said. “In September, President Obama held a steady lead, but now the race is a pure toss-up, in large measure because of the first debate.“

“The remaining three weeks of the campaign, including reaction to the final debates, will tip the balance to one candidate or the other,” Franklin said.

The third and final presidential debate is on Monday.

In the Thompson-Baldwin race, Baldwin’s favorability rating dropped to 32 percent from 40 percent in late September, while Thompson’s favorability rating was down a point, from 38 percent in September to 37 percent in the latest poll.

On specific issues in the presidential race, Obama fared better on taxes, foreign policy, health care and social issues such as abortion or same-sex marriage, while Romney was ahead on handling the federal budget deficit and the economy.

TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: gab; poll2012; wisconsin

1 posted on 10/17/2012 10:47:40 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel
We need to get spies in the democrat's process of vote cheating, so that we can bust them as they are trying to perpetrate voter fraud, not wait until the damage is done and it is too late to turn the clock back.

Spies I say, and many of them. Let's catch them red handed over and over, stopping them in their tracks.

This is war, and what war is won without effective spying?

2 posted on 10/17/2012 11:28:05 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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Gov Agency Tells People to Register to Vote in Wisconsin, Not Prove Residency
3 posted on 10/18/2012 2:35:27 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Red Steel; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; ..

GAB up to its old tricks again

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.

If the Republicans take back the State Senate, I would hope that they would disband the GAB and replace it with an honest body.

4 posted on 10/18/2012 6:07:38 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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Well, it is now the 19th and there is no more time to register w/o proof of residence. I believe that the 20 days was to give the board/clerk time to check. DL, State ID or last 4 digits of SSN are required, a card sent to the address listed must be delivered and if it comes back *no such person/address*, the registration is invalid.

I am beyond disgusted w/GAB and this constant touting of loopholes. However, Walker won even with these sorts of tricks and it looks like RR will have a fighting chance to win, as well. While Tommy was not my choice, I cannot believe that Tammy is going to get many votes outside Madison and parts of Milwaukee. I see lots of down ticket GOP signs in my area, so this District will likely elect the Rs to State Legislature. The economy isn’t that bad, here and there are a lot of teachers and public employees, but if they couldn’t bring in a defeat against Walker, I doubt they can do so in the other elections.

But, I think that zer0 knows he’s on the way out and wants to keep every last penny for himself, so there will be as few payoffs for fraud as possible, this time around.

5 posted on 10/19/2012 11:46:38 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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