- 06 октября 2012, 03:27
- POLITICO. TOP 10 Blogs
Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus offers his take on the state of play in his home state of Wisconsin, where the recent trendline is toward President Obama.
"I don't know if that's going to hold up. And I'm not one for whining about polls, so you're not going to hear me whine about it. I will tell you that there's no way in the world that we would be spending millions of dollars - in fact, I'll be in Wisconsin tomorrow campaigning with Paul Ryan - there's no way we'd spend that kind of money if we weren't in play, and Obama wouldn't be in Wisconsin yesterday and a week before that if Wisconsin wasn't close. I guarantee you, Wisconsin is going to be tight. We're committed there. And quite frankly, both sides are committed there. And so we'll just wait and see what happens with these polls, but I don't think you've seen the end of it."
Priebus, whose remarks will air tonight on Bloomberg TV's "Political Capital with Al Hunt," doesn't betray any sense that Wisconsin is fading from the list of battleground states. But after a late summer period of tightening, Obama's lead has again grown in recent polls there, including a Marquette Law School poll taken in late September that gave the president an 11-point margin.
While other surveys have been easy to dismiss, the Marquette poll nailed Republican Gov. Scott Walker's margin of victory in the June recall election.