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(CNN) – CNN Thursday turned the important battleground state of Wisconsin from "lean Obama" to true "toss up" on its electoral map, in the wake of Mitt Romney's naming of House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, a seven term congressman from the Badger state, as his running mate.
One contributing factor behind CNN's move was a new poll that matched two others from last week that indicate that the presidential contest in Wisconsin is close. While Ryan's announcement did not dramatically alter the presidential poll numbers in Wisconsin, it did change the way both campaigns viewed the state of the race in the state.
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I'ts not a toss, but a chess move. Who is running for President in the Republican Party? Is it Mitt Romney or the Tea Party? I like Mitt but as an American I prefer coffee.
WI is more known for socialism, especially in Milwaukee. That city has had several socialist party Mayors. And we all know that Milwaukee is a strong Democrat/socialist supporting area of the state.
I believe Pres. Obama went to Aurora CO after the theater shooting. Is there a reason he has not been to Milwaukee since the Sikh temple shooting? Is there no fundraiser scheduled that he could combine it with? Was Wisconsin not in the "toss up" category at the time of shooting?
Wolf wait until the citizen's of Wisconsin learn how erratically Ryan want to butcher up medicare and social security, they will vote for Obama, now if they are as rich as Romney then they do not need it, put for us middle class then we want protection of medicare, not the tea party or GOP specially John Boehner and his smiley side kick Cantor.
Wolf no man is so Rich, he dose not show his tax return to the American people, when he is seeking the office of president of US you being giving him a break!
of course WI. is higher now, but that won't last. People will remember it was the first place in America to win at fascism.
Since the election is NOT REALLY about the whole country, but just what a few "swing states" think, it would be nice to know what polls show in THOSE states about the Bowles-Simpson Deficit Reduction Plan. Then a pointed question to both candidates might have meaning. Obama appointed that group, then ignored them. VP candidiate Ryan was on the Bowles-Simpson Committee, and he voted against it. Yet national polls show a lot of support for it, as a genuine compromise.