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Tammy Baldwin takes lead in Wisconsin

Tammy Baldwin

Poll numbers released today show Democratic Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin has surged to a 3 point lead over Republican candidate Tommy Thompson among likely voters in Wisconsin.  This poll, the second to show Baldwin leading since the August Republican primary, shows the momentum is on Baldwin’s side – with 90 percent of likely voters now committed to their choice.

Meanwhile, Tommy Thompson’s favorability numbers have plummeted.  Among likely voters 53 percent have an unfavorable view of the former Republican Governor – including 54 percent of Independents and even 29 percent of Republicans.  President Barack Obama also maintains a lead over GOP candidate Mitt Romney.

Gaypolitics.com reported Chuck Wolfe, president and CEO of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, which has endorsed Baldwin as saying,  “Now that this race is down to just two candidates, the choice could not be clearer. Tammy’s strength is her long record of standing up for Wisconsin’s working families, and voters are discovering that’s not what Tommy Thompson has been doing in recent years.”

Jim Dean, chair of Democracy for America said, “This is fantastic news for the Baldwin campaign and comes after a grueling month on the campaign trail.  Over the past two years we’ve grown to know the voters in Wisconsin as we tirelessly fought to stop cuts against Wisconsin’s middle class.  Tammy’s a class act and will be a strong voice for the people and our support remains steadfast to help her win this November.”

Polling was paid for by Democracy for America and was conducted by Public Policy Polling Sept. 12 and 13 in a survey of 959 likely voters in Wisconsin.


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1 Comment for “Tammy Baldwin takes lead in Wisconsin”

  1. I do not believe those polls. I would be thrilled if Baldwin won, but if I had to bet money, I’d bet on the Republican. It is nice that anti-queer attacks backfire against bigots, but it’s hard to imagine they’d move votes like the ignorant statements of Todd Akin have here in my home state of Missouri. I hope I’m wrong. I hope that moderate Americans wholesale reject the nonsense that sexual orientation is a choice. I am a hetero guy, and the thought that I could *choose* to be gay is laughable.

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