Lunch Poll Serves Tight Presidential Race
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De Pere-- Polling is a staple of any election, but the poll that matters most, takes place November 6th. Any results between now and then may be as fleeting as what you had for lunch. With that, our lunch-hour poll takes us to De Pere's west side.
At Pasquale's Lester Nowak III is treating his father to a Chicago-style hot dog. Their thoughts on Obama's recent jump in polls? "I don't really follow polls as something that would influence how I vote,"Nowak Jr. He voted for Obama in 2008 but raised an eyebrow when Mitt Romney added Wisconsin's Paul Ryan as his running-mate. Today, Jr. said this about Ryan, "The more things I hear, now I am not so sure again." His son, doesn't let sample polling sway him. "That's more of a bandwagon mentality and I'm not gonna go for that," Nowak III said.
Laurie Kinziger and Sister Julie Wolf are split on the legitimacy of the president's Wisconsin lead. Kinziger said, "When i get called for polls I don't answer them so I wonder how accurate they are." Her sister said, "I believe Milwaukee and Madison will be for Obama vs Ryan."
Our informal poll moved to Wally's Dogs across the street where we found Greg Krehbiel who thinks the Romney/Ryan ticket has more support in Wisconsin than what recent polling indicates. "I think it's hard for them to get a really good cross-section," Krehbiel said.
25-year-old Joel Miller is too busy running a business, to stay in tune with the campaigns. "Whoever becomes president, it's not going to kill me," Miller said.
At Shaker's Bar, co-owner Andrew Phillips is not very political now, but as a business owner, eventually, he says, "I know it's going to effect my job for sure."