Marquette Law School Poll shows Democrats ahead in Wisconsin
The final pre-election results from the Marquette Law School Poll show President Obama and Rep. Tammy Baldwin, Senate candidate, ahead of their opponents with Election Day just four days away.
After months of riding the Wisconsin polling roller coaster, the latest results show Obama with a significant lead over Romney, 51 percent to 43 percent. Professor Charles Franklin, director of the poll, attributes the jump in results to the candidates’ performances in the debates.
After a tie in poll results two weeks ago, Baldwin has also moved ahead of her Republican opponent, former Gov. Tommy Thompson, 47 percent to 43 percent.
The latest Marquette Law School poll shows Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D) leading former governor Tommy Thompson (R) , 50 percent to 41 percent in the Wisconsin Senate race. When the two recently met for the first debate of the election, their polarizing views illustrated the division shown by the poll. Read more about the debate from the Badger Herald.
Democratic Wisconsin Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin was unopposed in Tuesday’s primary there, but the Republican primary was competitive. Baldwin said before a winner was declared that she would invite whomever her opponent would be to participate in three debates prior to November’s general election.
Former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson won the GOP primary and will face Baldwin in November for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Herb Kohl.
That, in essence, is what Governor Scott Walker told the four Republican U-S Senate candidates [last week]. He told reporters that he wished Tommy Thompson, Eric Hovde, Mark Neumann, and Jeff Fitzgerald would put out positive messages instead of attacking each other – which has become increasingly common with their primary just two weeks away.