New Poll Results: Presidential Race Tightens, Thompson Leads Baldwin

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Marquette Law School Poll results released Wednesday show a two-point shift toward Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, compared to results from two weeks earlier.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden lead among likely voters 49% to 46% over Romney and his recently named running mate, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, in polling conducted Aug. 16 to 19. In early August polling, Obama led Romney, 50% to 45%.

Charles Franklin, visiting professor of law and public policy and director of the poll, said, ‘The two-point shift in Romney’s favor is within the margin of error of the poll but suggests Ryan’s addition to the ticket may have slightly increased Romney’s chances in Wisconsin.”

The new Law School Poll results for the US Senate race in Wisconsin put former Gov. Tommy Thompson, who won the Republican primary on Aug. 14, ahead of Rep. Tammy Baldwin, the Democratic candidate, by 50% to 41%. In the early August polling, Thompson led Baldwin 48% to 43%.

Full results of the poll may be found by clicking here.

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2 Responses to “New Poll Results: Presidential Race Tightens, Thompson Leads Baldwin”

  1. Nkozi Knight Says:

    Many people including myself expected a higher bump for Romney with the addition of Paul Ryan on the ticket compared to the 2008 vice presidential pick Sarah Palin.

  2. Daniel Friedman Says:

    Will Professor Franklin be including Governor Gary Johnson in his poll now that Libertarian Presidential Candidate has qualified for the Wisconsin ballot?

    Besides Romney and Obama, Governor Johnson is the only other candidate that likely will be on the ballot in all 50 states and likely will be a factor in Wisconsin.

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