Tom Kludt September 20, 2012, 11:51 AM 874
Another poll released Thursday shows President Barack Obama leading in Wisconsin.
Obama leads Mitt Romney among likely Wisconsin voters, 52 percent to 45 percent in a new poll from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling. The 7-point gap is the president’s largest lead in Wisconsin since February, according to PPP. It’s also a big jump since last week, when PPP showed Obama clinging to a 1-point lead there.
Other recent polls have shown Obama breaking away from Romney in Wisconsin. On Wednesday, a Quinnipiac University/CBS News/New York Times poll showed Obama up by 6 points in Wisconsin, and a Marquette University Law School poll showed the president opening up a 14-point lead there.
The PollTracker Average currently shows Obama with a 6.8-point lead in Wisconsin, an edge that has grown since the beginning of the month.
The addition of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan to the Republican ticket was thought to have put the state in play, but the GOP’s momentum there appears to have been thwarted by Obama’s post-convention bounce, which has given the president a widening lead nationally and in other swing states.
PPP conducted its poll Sept. 18-19 using automated interviews with 842 likely Wisconsin voters. The poll has a margin of error of 3.4 percent.