New State Survey Shows Obama Leading

New State Survey Shows Obama Leading

By Mike Conroy. CREATED Jul 11, 2012

President Obama leads Republican Mitt Romney 50% to 44% in a new Wisconsin survey by Public Policy Polling taken July 5-8.

That’s consistent with a poll done last month by Marquette Law School, in which Obama led Romney 49% to 43%.

Also in the PPP survey:

  • 51% approved of Gov. Scott Walker, while 46% disapproved.
  • Wisconsin voters were almost evenly split over the Supreme Court’s ruling on the new health care law, with 46% supporting the ruling and 44% opposing it.
  • 47% approved of President Obama’s job performance while 48% disapproved.

The poll also tested the impact in Wisconsin of Romney’s choosing either Gov. Walker or Janesville congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate. In the poll, adding Walker to the GOP ticket had little measurable impact on Romney’s performance against Obama, but adding Ryan to the ticket improved Romney’s performance by a few points in Wisconsin.

Public Policy Polling is a Democratic firm that frequently polls in Wisconsin and other battleground states. This poll was not done for a political client, the firm said.

The firm surveyed 1,057 Wisconsin voters, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.3 percentage points. PPP’s polls are automated surveys.