Presidential Polling Accuracy
The latest Marquette Poll shows President Obama with an 8-point lead over Mitt Romney. A big swing from two weeks ago, leaving many people wondering how accurate are these polls? Video by nbc26.comvideo
The latest Marquette Law Poll just released Wednesday shows President Obama with a 51-to-43 percent lead over Mitt Romney in Wisconsin. Two weeks ago he led Romney 49-to-48 percent.
Political experts believe we're seeing this big change because a lot of undecided voters have already made up their minds.
"When you draw a sample the whole idea is that everybody has an equal chance of being picked," political expert David Littig said.
Poll numbers don't lie to Littig. He's a former pollster now political expert and believes the latest poll numbers are accurate.
"There were 1,243 likely voters, and they were reached both by cell phone and by land line, which is good because if you just rely on one way of reaching them, you're likely to have a demographically skewed sample," Littig said.
The latest Marquette poll shows President Obama holds an eight-point lead over Mitt Romney in Wisconsin. A big swing from two weeks ago.
Despite the poll results, Romney's campaign remains confident.
"We have an incumbent president who is stuck well below the 50% threshold in almost every mark you can take whether it's the national polls or state polls," senior advisor for the Romney Campaign Russ Shchriefer said. "Not a very happy place to be if you're an incumbent a week out."
President Obama's campaign emailed us a statement that reads, "Wisconsin's middle class, working families and seniors know President Obama focused on growing our economy..and that is why they will support him again in November."
Littig believes the poll reflects who will win our state at the ballot box.