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Romney pulls ahead in Wisconsin

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.???

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.???  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.

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John Hayward began his blogging career as a guest writer at Hot Air under the pen name "Doctor Zero," producing a collection of essays entitled Doctor Zero: Year One. He is a great admirer of free-market thinkers such as Arthur Laffer, Milton Friedman, and Thomas Sowell. He writes both political and cultural commentary, including book and movie reviews. An avid fan of horror and fantasy fiction, he has produced an e-book collection of short horror stories entitled Persistent Dread. John is a former staff writer for Human Events. He is a regular guest on the Rusty Humphries radio show, and has appeared on numerous other local and national radio programs, including G. Gordon Liddy, BattleLine, and Dennis Miller.