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Marquette poll shows tight presidential, Senate races

MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Marquette Law School is out with its latest poll finding that the presidential and U.S. Senate races are much closer than two weeks ago.

The new poll finds President Barack Obama at 49 percent and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney at 48 percent among likely voters.

In the U.S. Senate race, former Governor Tommy Thompson leads Rep. Tammy Baldwin 46-45 percent.

In the last poll released on October 3, Obama led Romney 53-42 percent, while Baldwin lead Thompson 48-44 percent.

This poll both landline and cell phone users was conducted October 11-14. The sample was based on 870 likely votes and has a margin of error of +/- 3.4 percentage points.

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MADISON (WXOW)-- A new Marquette Law School poll will be released Wednesday afternoon.

The poll tracks the U.S. Presidential race in Wisconsin and the U.S. Senate race. Democrat Tammy Baldwin and Republican Tommy Thompson are vying for that seat.

The October 3rd poll had Baldwin leading former governor Thomson, 48 percent to 44 percent. The same poll said President Obama led the state, with an 11 point lead over his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, 53 percent to 42 percent.

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