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Marquette Poll shows Obama, Romney in tie among Wis. voters


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- According to the newest political poll from Marquette University Law School, President Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney are tied among likely Wisconsin voters.

"We see the presidential race right now as a dead heat," said Marquette University Law School poll director Charles Franklin.

The poll shows both Obama and Romney at 46 percent among likely voters in the presidential race.

In April, Obama held a 4-point lead over Romney. The poll shows Romney's favorability among likely Wisconsin voters has increased since the last poll.

Franklin said,"It represents a narrowing of the race that's been taking place since February during the hard fought Republican primary, Obama had a strong lead over Romney that narrowed as Romney won the Wisconsin presidential primary."

Mitt Romney campaign spokesman Ryan Williams said he feels confident about Romney's chances in Wisconsin. "We think it will be a swing state, we think Wisconsin is a state where we have an opportunity to do well," Williams said.

Gillian Morris, of the Obama for America campaign sent 27 News this statement regarding the poll results:

"President Obama has strong support across the state because he knows we must reclaim economic security for Wisconsin's middle class families. He knows we cannot just give more tax breaks to millionaires and big corporations while making deep cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. OFA Wisconsin volunteers have been active on the ground since the President began his reelection campaign in 2011 and will be the reason the President wins Wisconsin again in November."
Obama visited Milwaukee in February and Mitt Romney spent the days leading up to the Wisconsin Republican Primary campaigning around the state. Both candidates are expected to spend time and money in Wisconsin to move the close race in their favor.
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