MILWAUKEE - Wednesday we received the latest and last Marquette Law Poll results leading up to that election. Democrats are on top. Among likely voters in Wisconsin, the President leads Mitt Romney 51 to 43 percent.
Tammy Baldwin leads Tommy Thompson 47 to 43 percent. But, it's the engaged voters that tell a slightly different story.
"President Obama has an 8 point lead among all likely voters, but that shrinks to just a 2 point advantage among those most engaged likely voters," Marquette Law Poll Director Dr. Charles Franklin said. "Likewise, in the Senate race, where Baldwin holds a 4 point lead among all likely voters, that shrinks to just a 1 point lead among most engaged voters."
Republicans are pressing hard to unseat the Democrats. President Obama won by 14 points in 2008.
The open U.S. Senate seat Baldwin and Thompson want has been held by Democrat Herb Kohl since 1989.
In November 2006, nearly 60 percent of Wisconsin voters supported an amendment banning gay marriage.
Before Wisconsin lawmakers could consider a bill to allow gay marriage, voters would have to pass an amendment undoing the 2006 amendment language. But before that the Legislature would have to pass the amendment in two consecutive sessions.
ACROSS THE NORTHWOODS - A week with little to no rain pushed fire risks dangerously high across northern Wisconsin. A fire in Bayfield spanning 9-thousand acres destroyed 17 homes. Fire crews want everyone to be smart about burning this time of year.
A small burn got out of control on Loop Heights Road in Pine Lake today. Fire Chief, Brian Gehrig, says the weather conditions make it easy for fires to get out of control.
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