MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - A second poll shows that President Obama would easily carry Wisconsin in November.
The NBC-Marist poll gives the Democrat Obama a 52-35 percent lead over Republican front-runner Mitt Romney. Almost 2,800 state voters were surveyed, with an error margin of 1.9 percent either way.
Earlier this week, the Marquette Law School poll gave Obama a 48-33 edge over Romney. It shows that Republicans have some work to do if they want to carry one of their own to the White House for the first time since 1984, when the Badger State helped give Ronald Reagan a second term.
The NBC-Marist poll also gave Romney a 40-33 percent lead over Rick Santorum in Wisconsin among Republican voters in Tuesday’s primary. 740 likely GOP voters gave their primary selections, with an error margin of 3.6 percent either way.
The poll also gave U.S. House Democrat Tammy Baldwin a 45-40 percent lead over the eventual Republican nominee for the Wisconsin U.S. Senate race in November.
The NBC-Marist poll also gave GOP governor Scott Walker a 48 percent approval rating, with 48 percent disapproving. And it gave the Democratic nominee a 48-46 edge over Walker in the June recall election.