The race to the White House has the candidates tied in Wisconsin. President Barack Obama is ahead of Republican Mitt Romney by just one point in the Badger State, according to a new Marquette Law School Poll, with Obama at 49 percent and the former Massachusetts governor at 48 percent among likely voters. Two weeks ago, Obama had an 11-point lead. That was before the first debate.
In September, President Obama held a steady lead, but now the race is a pure toss-up.
Poll Director Charles Franklin says four polls in recent days, including the Marquette Poll, show the presidential race in Wisconsin is within the margin of error. Wisconsinites can expect a number of visits from candidates and their surrogates in the coming days, as well as beefed up advertising in this battleground state.
The new poll was conducted October 11-14, before the second presidential debate, and released Wednesday, October 17.