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UPDATE: Latest Marquette Law School Poll shows closer races

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MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Marquette Law School is out with its latest poll finding that the presidential and U.S. Senate races are much closer than two weeks ago.

The new poll finds President Barack Obama at 49 percent and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney at 48 percent among likely voters.

In the U.S. Senate race, former Governor Tommy Thompson leads Rep. Tammy Baldwin 46-45 percent.

In the last poll released on October 3, Obama led Romney 53-42 percent, while Baldwin lead Thompson 48-44 percent.

This poll both landline and cell phone users was conducted October 11-14. The sample was based on 870 likely votes and has a margin of error of +/- 3.4 percentage points.

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MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- A new Marquette Law School Poll will be released Wednesday afternoon.

The new poll will focus on the presidential and U.S. Senate races in Wisconsin.

The last Marquette Law School Poll was released on October 3 poll. It showed President Barack Obama with an 11-point lead over Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, 53 percent to 42 percent. Two weeks prior to that another poll was released on September 19. Those poll results showed Obama leading Romney 54-40 percent.

The October 3 poll also showed Rep. Tammy Baldwin still leading former Governor Tommy Thompson in the race for retiring Herb Kohl's U.S. Senate seat, 48 percent to 44 percent. The September 19 showed Baldwin leading Thompson 50 percent to 41 percent.

The Marquette University Law School Poll provides a comprehensive, independent survey of voter attitudes in Wisconsin. It's the largest independent polling project in state history.Wednesday.

WKOW will have a full recap of the poll results tonight on 27 News at 5 and 6.

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