In the 2008 election Obama took Wisconsin by a 13.9% margin. It was a landslide.
In the 2010 election Republicans took several Wisconsin state offices in a wave election.
2010 was the biggest setback for a president in a midterm election since Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Democrats lost 72 seats in 1938. (Texas GOP)
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If Wisconsin is the rule and not the exception… Obama will lose 12 states in 2012 that he won in 2008.
Data via US Election Atlas:
The yellow highlighted boxes indicate the states that went to Obama by less than 13.9% – Wisconsin’s victory margin in 2008.
The dark blue highlighted boxes are the states that Obama won by over 13.9% in 2008.
Regardless, things don’t look good for the far left president.
Obama’s approval rating today is back at 40% .