Remember how heartbroken Democrats comforted themselves after their Wisconsin recall defeat, by citing exit poll data which put Barack Obama 6 points ahead of Mitt Romney?¬† This was always silly ‚?? the exit poll data was known to be flawed, and even if it were accurate, a 6-point lead in a state Obama won by 14 points in 2008 is not exactly good news.
Perhaps you recall Obama campaign advisor David Axelrod‚??s infamous, comically premature Twitter message: ‚??Bad night in Boston‚?¶ WI raises big questions for Mitt.‚?Ě
Well, here‚??s what Mitt is probably thinking about right now, courtesy of Rasmussen polling: Romney 47, Obama 44 in Wisconsin.
This the first time Rasmussen has seen an outright lead for Mitt Romney in the state.¬† Meanwhile, ‚??the President‚??s support has fallen to its lowest level to date.‚?Ě¬† Voters in Wisconsin now disapprove of Obama‚??s job performance, 52 to 47 percent.¬† Strong disapproval outweighs strong approval by a whopping 44 to 27 percent.
Rasmussen also has Romney ahead by 4 points nationwide, 48 to 44 percent over Obama.
This comes on the heels of a local Michigan poll, reported by the Detroit Free Press, which showed Romney leading Obama 46-45.¬† The previous monthly poll put Obama ahead, 47-43.
Maybe Obama was doing Wisconsin recall loser Tom Barrett a favor by not campaigning more heavily for him.