Public Policy Poll: Obama Widens Lead in Wisconsin
President Obama leads Mitt Romney 52% to 45% in a new Wisconsin survey by Public Policy Polling.
The agency says it's the largest lead for the President since February with two previous polls showing only a single point separating the two candidates.
The PPP reports Romney's recent comments about the '47%' secretly recorded at a campaign function in May and discovered this week has had a negative impact on his numbers. 86% of voters say they're familiar with what Romney said and 53% consider his comments to be inappropriate. 40% responded the comments were appropriate.
The President has a 52% approval rating in Wisconsin. 47% disapprove. That's up 9-points from a month ago.
The poll also considered Rep. Paul Ryan's addition to the Romney ticket. It found Ryan's VP nomination did not hurt the Romney campaign, but it did not necessary help it either.