A new CNN/ORC poll shows the state of Wisconsin in play after the addition of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan to the GOP ticket.
According to the poll, President Obama still leads among registered voters in the state by a margin of 49 to 45.
Wisconsin now in play after "terrible pick" @PaulRyanVP.
— Ben Howe (@BenHowe) August 16, 2012
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) August 16, 2012
Obama leads Romney, 49-45, in Wisconsin, according to new CNN poll. Ryan scores well, with 56% saying he's qualified to be president.
— Neil King (@NKingofDC) August 16, 2012
A Rasmussen telephone survey released today, however, places Romney ahead by one point among likely voters, 49–48.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2012
Business Insider reports that the Ryan pick swings the Independent vote in Wisconsin toward Romney 46–44, where Obama had led among independents by 10 points in August.
Obama feels it slipping away: in shift, Romney now leads Wisconsin… with independents. http://t.co/6Lcg89bE
— Razor (@hale_razor) August 16, 2012
President Obama won Wisconsin by 13 points in 2008, but these new numbers reveal that Wisconsin has, for now, truly become a battleground state.
— FAM Blog (@famblog) August 16, 2012