November 23, 2014

Obama keeps double digit lead over Romney

As President Obama gets ready to visit the Badger State, a new poll shows him holding on to a strong lead among likely Wisconsin voters.

The latest Marquette University Law School Poll gives the President a 53 to 42 percent advantage over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. It dropped slightly from a 53-40 lead in mid-September, but Poll Director Charles Franklin says it remains consistent with the substantial movement of voters to the president over the past month.

Franklin says the results also show voters still have a lot of questions about what Obama and Romney hope to accomplish, with a majority of respondents saying both candidates have not been specific enough about their policy goals.

While the first debate on Wednesday night offered a chance for voters to get answers to those questions, it does not appear it will have a major impact either. Franklin says only about 12 percent of respondents said the debates are at least somewhat likely to change their mind about which candidate they support. More than two-thirds said the debates will have no impact on who they vote for.

The poll of 894 likely voters has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.3-percent.

AUDIO: Andrew Beckett reports (1:14)