President Barack Obama holds a 6-point advantage over Mitt Romney in Wisconsin, according to a new poll released Wednesday.
The latest survey from Marquette University Law School shows Obama earning the support of 49 percent of likely general election voters, compared with 43 percent who prefer Romney. Democrats have carried Wisconsin in every presidential election since 1984 — including a convincing win for Obama over Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) there in 2008 — but the Badger State has veered into battleground territory in the 2012 election cycle. Republicans have been emboldened by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's (R) decisive victory in the state's recent recall election and the Obama campaign surprised some observers when they identified the state as a toss-up earlier this month.
The PollTracker Average currently shows Obama with roughly a 3-point edge over Romney in Wisconsin.