St. Norbert Poll Shows Obama Ahead
A new poll from St. Norbert College shows President Obama’s lead is growing in the Badger state. Video by nbc26.comvideo
DE PERE-- A new poll from St. Norbert College shows President Obama’s lead is growing in the Badger state. The president leads Mitt Romney 51% to 42% among likely voters. The margin of error is 5 percentage points.
St. Norbert polled 400 people who say they will vote November 6th. Poltical science professor Wendy Scattergood has been crunching the numbers for the poll.
"It still is a snapshot in time, you still have 5 percent of the people who are saying they are likely voters still really aren't sure for whom they are going to vote, so that could change,” Scattergood said.
In the race for U.S. Senate, Tommy Thompson leads Tammy Baldwin by 3 percent, well within the 5 point margin of error.
Scattergood says it appears the television ads in the senate race are influencing some voters.
"I was really seeing language directly from the ads, Tammy Baldwin is too extreme, Tommy Thompson is not for us anymore,” Scattergood said.
The poll shows both races will be close with voter turnout likely to play a vital role on Election Day.