Latest Marquette puts race close for Romney and Tommy running away
The latest Marquette University Law School poll is out and it looks like Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are closing the gap on Barack Obama and Joe Biden.
A new Marquette Law School Poll finds the presidential race is tightening in Wisconsin following the selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as the Republican vice-presidential candidate. The poll, conducted August 16-19, finds that 49 percent of likely voters say they will vote for Democratic President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden, while 46 percent say they will vote for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate, and Ryan. In the previous Marquette Law School Poll, conducted August 2-5 before Ryan’s selection, Obama led 50 to 45 percent.
“The two-point shift in Romney’s direction is within the margin of error for the poll but suggests Ryan’s addition to the ticket may have slightly increased Romney’s chances in Wisconsin,” said Professor Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll.
Meanwhile former Governor Tommy Thompson is pulling away from Congressman Tammy Baldwin:
In the U.S. Senate race between former Republican Governor Tommy Thompson and Democratic Rep. Tammy Baldwin, Thompson holds a 50 percent to 41 percent advantage following his victory in the GOP primary Aug. 14. In the early August poll, Thompson led 48 percent to 43 percent.
The bigger Thompson’s lead, the more it will help Romney and Ryan. The more Ryan and Romney invest in Wisconsin to draw off Obama’s resources from other states, the more it helps Thompson.
When Democratic spokesman Graeme Zielinski is done tearing out the padding from his cell with his teeth, I’m sure he’ll claim that God hates the Marquette Law School poll.