New poll shows Romney ahead in Wisconsin

Melissa Quinn Contributor
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In a poll released by Rasumussen on Wednesday, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is now ahead of President Barack Obama in Wisconsin.

According to the poll, 47 percent of voters in the state said they would vote for Romney, compared to the 44 percent who favor Obama. Forty-seven percent of voters approved of Obama’s performance as commander in chief, while 52 percent disapproved.

Obama won the Badger State in 2008 by 14 percentage points, and has not voted for a Republican president since 1984, when voters chose to re-elect Ronald Reagan over Democrat Walter Mondale, the New York Post reported.

After last week’s recall election, many political analysts believe that the state has the potential to be taken over by the GOP come November.

In early May, Rasmussen reported Obama was ahead in Wisconsin, 49 percent to 45 percent.

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