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Obama visits Wisconsin twice in the next three days

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign rally at the Henry Maier Festival in Milwaukee, Wisconsin September 22, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign rally at the Henry Maier Festival in Milwaukee, Wisconsin September 22, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin

UNDATED (WSAU)  President Obama plans to visit Wisconsin twice in the next three days. He has an airport rally this morning in Green Bay, where he canceled an appearance Tuesday night due to Superstorm Sandy. On Saturday, pop singer Katy Perry will join the Democratic president at Milwaukee’s downtown convention hall, which is now named the Delta Center.

Friday Republican Mitt Romney has a rally planned at State Fair Park in West Allis. That event was pushed back from Monday night.

A new Marquette Law School poll released yesterday puts Obama back in the lead, after the two were in a statistical dead heat in mid-October. The new poll of 1,200 likely voters has the president up by eight points, 51-to-43. Both campaigns say they still have a great chance to win next Tuesday.

The Obama camp says it will lock up a victory with wins in Ohio, Wisconsin, and either Nevada or Iowa – and the president leads in all four of those states. The Romney campaign says Americans are negative about the direction of the country, and independents will be the ones to decide the contest. The new Marquette poll gives Obama a 46-41 edge among independents in Wisconsin, after Romney had a 4-point edge in that same group in mid-October.

Last night former President Bill Clinton campaigned for Obama in Eau Claire, and he’ll do the same today in Waukesha. Romney’s running mate, Paul Ryan, held rallies in Eau Claire, Green Bay, and Racine – where he attacked Obama’s assistance to the auto industry. Vice President Joe Biden has appearances set for tomorrow in Beloit and Superior.

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