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Marquette poll: Obama up double digits, Baldwin owns smaller lead

CREATED Oct 3, 2012 - UPDATED: Oct 3, 2012

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MILWAUKEE - According to the latest Marquette poll, President Barack Obama still owns a double-digit lead on Republican challenger Mitt Romney in the 2012 race for the White House.

Mr. Obama owns a 53 percent to 42 percent advantage on Mr. Romney in results released Wednesday.  He previously owned a 54-40 lead two weeks ago.

Meanwhile, Madison Democratic Congresswoman leads former Republican Governor Tommy Thompson in the latest Marquette poll about the U.S. Senate race, but by a smaller margin.

The newest results have Baldwin leading Thompson, 48 percent to 44 percent.

The previous Senate poll had Baldwin leading by nine percentage points.

The poll results involved 894 people who called themselves "likely voters."  Pollers interviewed 1,000 registered voters.

34 percent of those likely voters identified themselves as Democrats, compared to 28 percent who called themselves Republicans.

The President and Mr. Romney will debate Wednesday night.