Rasmussen: Obama Trails Romney by 3 Points in Wisconsin, 1 Point in Iowa
2:57 PM, Jun 13, 2012 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
One week after Republican governor Scott Walker defeated a recall effort in Wisconsin, Rasmussen has a new poll showing Mitt Romney leading Barack Obama 47 to 44 percent in the Badger state:
Obama won Wisconsin by a whopping 14 points in 2008, but Al Gore and John Kerry carried it by razor-thin margins in the two previous presidential elections (Gore's margin of victory: 0.22 percent, Kerry's: 0.38 percent). If Mitt Romney were to win Wisconsin, it would put Obama in a very tough spot: the president would then need to win Virginia, Iowa, and all of the western battleground states (Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico). And it looks like the president could be in trouble in Iowa, according to a Rasmussen poll released yesterday. Mitt Romney was ahead of Obama in the Hawkeye state by 1 point--47 percent to 46 percent. It's hard to imagine a plausible scenario in which Obama loses both Iowa and Wisconsin and gets to 270 electoral votes.