Tammy Baldwin Takes Lead in Wisconsin; Two polls Show Baldwin Ahead of Republican Candidate Tommy Thompson

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This poll, the second to show Baldwin leading since the August Republican primary, proves momentum is on Baldwin’s side - with 90% of likely voters now committed to their choice.

Today, Democracy for America (DFA), released poll numbers showing Democratic Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin has surged to a 3 point lead over Republican candidate Tommy Thompson among likely voters in Wisconsin. This poll, the second to show Baldwin leading since the August Republican primary, proves momentum is on Baldwin’s side - with 90% of likely voters now committed to their choice.

Meanwhile, Tommy Thompson’s favorability numbers have plummeted. Among likely voters 53% have an unfavorable view of the former Republican Governor - including 54% of Independents and even 29% of Republicans. President Barack Obama also maintains a lead over GOP candidate Mitt Romney.

The polling represents a significant step forward for Baldwin, a candidate named to DFA’s Dean Dozen in August. Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America said, “This is fantastic news for the Baldwin campaign and comes after a grueling month on the campaign trail. Over the past two years we’ve grown to know the voters in Wisconsin as we tirelessly fought to stop cuts against Wisconsin’s middle class. Tammy’s a class act and will be a strong voice for the people and our support remains steadfast to help her win this November."

Polling was paid for by Democracy for America and was conducted by Public Policy Polling on September 12th and 13th in a survey of 959 likely voters in Wisconsin.

Earlier this summer, Tammy Baldwin was named one of Democracy for America's Dean Dozen. The Dean Dozen is DFA's highest tier of federal endorsement. It is limited to 12 total candidates running for either US House or US Senate and represents the races that DFA will expend the greatest amount of resources on during the 2012 cycle.

A Link to these polling results can be found here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/106153060/PPP-baldwin-pollResults-9-16-12. A memo highlighting these polling results can be found here http://www.scribd.com/doc/106154759. A link to this statement on democracyforamerica.com can be found here: http://bit.ly/OTforf.

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