Poll: Wisconsin Shake-up, Romney in Striking Distance

A PPP poll released October 6 reports Romney advancing in Wisconsin, as Obama’s 7% lead is reduced to a mere 2%. The poll was conducted on October 4-6 among 979 likely voters with a margin of error of 3%.

The previous poll, conducted on September 20 among 842 likely voters, had Obama leading with 52% and Romney at 45%. Two weeks later and after the first presidential debate, Obama has dropped to 49% while Romney increased his vote share to 47%. The October poll also shows Romney a clear winner in the Presidential debate with 61% saying so and only one-quarter of voters saying Obama was the victor. Although these are small gains, they can indicate critical electoral momentum in the final stretch of the race.

Romney’s gains came from an increase among voters identifying themselves as Republicans, where we see a 3% bounce.



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