Obama +2 in Wisconsin … 0% Undecided — Rasmussen

You have to love Wisconsin.  They have been bombarded with more partisan politics over the last 2 years than any state in the modern era and you can almost hear the people in each survey say, “Enough already!”  The latest from Rasmussen reports in the Badger State has President Obama with a 2-point lead, 51 to 49 which is one of the rare polls with no votes for 3rd parties or Undecided. I found that unusually funny for some reason. Romney is down 12 with Independents which is quite interesting although that is an improvement over last month:

 President Obama maintains a slight edge over Mitt Romney in Wisconsin. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Badger State finds Obama with 51% support, while Romney picks up 49% of the vote. Ninety-one percent (91%) of Wisconsin voters are certain of how they will vote. Among those who are certain, 51% favor the president, while 49% support Romney. Both candidates earn overwhelming support from members of their own party. Among voters not affiliated with either political party, Obama has a 55% to 43% lead.

For President Percent
Barack Obama 51
Mitt Romney 49


  1. Posted October 10, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Permalink | Reply

    91% have made up their mind but no undecideds or Other? interesting peeps

  2. William Jefferson
    Posted October 10, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Permalink | Reply

    49-48 w/out leaners.

  3. Posted October 10, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Someone please explain to me why Romney is down -12 with indys in WI, when Romney dominates indys in most other states?

    • housebroken dad
      Posted October 10, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Indys in WI are different than anywhere else. They tend to lean left, especially on social issues. “war on women” probably resonates with them for whatever reason. They still can be persuaded as evidenced by movement in R’s favor since the last Ras poll. The positive press R is getting for debates, poll numbers, etc will help. Also remember that R is being outspent by O here by a 50:1 ratio. That should be improving in Oct though as I’ve finally been seeing a few pro-Romney ads.

    • Posted October 10, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Remember a lot of Independents are not Independents. These are people who believe Bush is a war criminal and global warming is an incontrovertible truth yet claim they are a moderate or Independent. That’s why in ideological surveys the split is 35-40% Conservative, 35-40% Moderate and 20% liberal. Are there really comparatively so few liberals? Of course not, but whether purposefully or through self-delusion they lick to pretend to be moderates or Independents in surveys when in actuality they are unabashed Leftys.

      • housebroken dad
        Posted October 10, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

        As an aside and somewhat off topic, I just got a survey call from AFF. Three simple questions and it was done. President, Senate and how interested you are in the election on a scale of 1-9.

  4. stephanie
    Posted October 10, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Permalink | Reply

    What is the party ID?

  5. John Fisher
    Posted October 10, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I would look for upside in WI especially with Ryan debate tomorrow.

    • margaret
      Posted October 10, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Permalink | Reply

      I agree. It’s a reminder that a youngish but super-smart Wisconsonite is on the ticket with Romney.

  6. Kevin
    Posted October 10, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Permalink | Reply

    The only time Obama has went to Wisconsin over the past 10 months is when he went to the University of Wisconsin last week. He didn’t go there to help the Democrats during the Scott Walker recall, and he hasn’t gone there to help their Senate candidate.

    Maybe it’s my logic, but I have to believe he has disappointed a certain percentage of his base in Wisconsin where they might stay at home on Election Day. “You didn’t help us, why should we help you” type of attitude.

  7. mdr1972
    Posted October 10, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Wisconsin is an odd state. I spent 8 weeks there with the U.S. Army. It is the number one state in the nation for alcoholism. Walmart is the Class A liquor store, just a weird place but pretty.

    • No Tribe
      Posted October 10, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Permalink | Reply

      I got out of the car there once driving through, to take a dip in the nearby stream. Got swarmed by huge mosquito’s and we all scrambled back to the car and got the hell out of that state,haha.

      Although, as a kid, I once found myself in Ripon, hitchhiking through, and visited the birthplace school of the Republican Party.

  8. Karen
    Posted October 10, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I’ve lived in Wisconsin for 38 years. There “ain’t nooooo way Obama will win wisconsin – even with 2 – 3% vote fraud for the Dems”

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