Red, White and Blue

New poll shows tight race in Wisconsin

CREATED Oct 7, 2012

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  • Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (left) campaigns in Fishersville, Va., on Thursday. President Barack Obama speaks to a large crowd at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Bascom Mall. Image by Associated Press / Gary Porter

MILWAUKEE - A new survey is showing a tightening presidential race in Wisconsin, just weeks ahead of the election.

According to Public Policy Polling, President Obama's lead in Wisconsin has narrowed to two points over Republican Mitt Romney.

The president is ahead 49% to 47% just two weeks after leading in Wisconsin 52% to 45%.

"Mitt Romney's received a significant bounce in Wisconsin after his big victory in the debate on Wednesday," said Dean Debnam, president of Public Policy Polling. "The big question now is whether the renewed closeness of the race will be permanent or just temporary."

By 61% to 25%, those polled thought Romney had won the debate.