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Obama, Thompson both lead by just one point in new MU law poll

CREATED Oct 17, 2012 - UPDATED: Oct 17, 2012

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MILWAUKEE - The newest Marquette University Law School poll says that President Barack Obama has a one-point lead over GOP candidate Mitt Romney, 49-48 percent.

GOP Senate candidate Tommy Thompson has a 46 to 45 percent over Democratic candidate Tammy Baldwin.

Baldwin is serving Madison in the House of Representatives, while Thompson is a former Wisconsin governor and Secretary of Health and Human Services.

The poll considers both races a statistical tie, with a margin of error of 3.4 percent.

It was conducted before the Tuesday night debate between the candidates.

The poll involved 870 people who the university calls likely Wisconsin voters.