Obama Leads Romney by 8 Points in New Marquette Poll
Marquette University released the last poll results before the Nov. 6 election on Wednesday.
The race between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney appears to be shifting once again, according to a new Marquette University poll.
Obama leads Romney by eight points in the latest poll results, 51 percent to 43 percent in the state.
Two weeks ago, the race was declared a dead heat with Obama garnering 49 percent of respondents' votes to Romney's 48 percent.
This poll was conducted after all presidential debates were held, and Professor Charles Franklin, director of the polling project, said the polls reflect how well voters feel their candidate performed.
Among most interested likely voters, Obama still retains the lead, albeit a much smaller one with 48 points to Romney's 46 percent.
When it comes to the US Senate candidates, Democrat Tammy Baldwin comes out on top once again. Two weeks ago, former Gov. Tommy Thompson led Baldwin by just a point, 46 to 45 percent.
Now, Baldwin is garnering 47 percent of the vote, while Thompson gets 43 percent of the vote, just outside the margin of error.
Voters who are classified as the most intersted likely voters still choose Baldwin over Thompson, but only by a point; 47 percent to 46 percent.
The poll was conducted from Oct. 25-28, 2012 amongst 1,243 likely voters by landline and cell phone with a 2.8 percent margin of error.
A total of 1,404 registered voters were interviewed and that sample has a 2.7 percent margin of error.