October 22, 2014

Romney pulls ahead in new poll

The selection of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s running mate has improved the GOP Presidential candidate’s chances in Wisconsin. According to a survey from Public Policy Polling, Romney now has a one point lead over President Barack Obama among likely Badger State voters, at 48-47 percent.

It’s an improvement of seven percent for Romney from just a month ago, the last time the group conducted a poll in Wisconsin. In a poll done in early July, Obama was ahead of Romney 50-44 percent.

The polling firm notes that Ryan is not exactly a universally popular figure in Wisconsin. Of those responding, 49 percent have a favorable opinion of the Janesville native, while 45 percent have a negative one. It is still higher though than the 46 percent approval rating for President Obama and 45 percent favorability rating for Governor Romney.

The poll of 1,308 likely Wisconsin voters was conducted August 16th to 19th. It has a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percent.