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Also the for a -- at a frenetic final push in the race for the white necessarily -- -- in the candidates focusing on a few.
Battleground states hoping to grab those final -- -- they see app path to victory whatever pack they sort of see.
Today you look at Wisconsin and folks Nash stayed at picked the winner and five -- of the last eight presidential elections.
So here's a little look at Wisconsin -- take a look at the unemployment rate.
In Wisconsin -- around really where the national rate is as far as this is from either candidate you see the president spending a little bit more time Wisconsin.
And then Mitt Romney as far as like -- votes are also very key here remember it's about these -- CC ten for the state of Wisconsin.
Polls right now are showing the president slightly up from Mitt Romney bring in now with that's Craig Gilbert he's a Washington bureau chief and national.
-- he journal sentinel so Craig.
Let's talk about ground game who seems to have the most effective ground game and Wisconsin.
I think Wisconsin is a state where both sides have really proved and they can turn out their vote I mean.
Our recent history and our long history is a state is one where people turn out to vote and if you look at 2004.
Particularly in 2008.
And the recall fight of 2012.
We've had elections where.
Republicans and Democrats have really maximize.
Their votes so.
Democrats had a great ground game but Republicans are shown probably more than in most states that I'm not only is their base motivated.
But they know how to turn out their -- well.
It's interesting now because Wisconsin was -- competitive.
And 2000 -- a short.
Four years ago and you mentioned a recent article that really.
Wisconsin and Ohio are sort of tracking together explain that -- white investing significant.
After this race.
-- there's been some kind of interesting trends of the last couple years where.
Some positive indicators for Republicans in Wisconsin.
Certainly they've won a lot of elections in last two years you've got Paul Ryan on the ticket.
And some positive indicators for the Democrats in Ohio.
They won their labor fight -- Boston in Wisconsin.
Of the economy's been better Ohio.
-- bomb has been probably.
Is his strength has been a little more consistent -- some people expected in Ohio so that's brought these two states together.
You know together and it was kind of an aberration in the size of Obama's victory in Wisconsin was not you know typically Wear Wisconsin is in which is much more about.
5050 state much closer to the national average so they are tracking closely together.
Wisconsin is still a little bit more blue than Ohio so well on these states could go the same way they could split.
And for for both sides -- mean Democrats have always needed Wisconsin their column.
You know if they don't win Ohio they have to put together a combination of states that really does need to include Wisconsin.
Very interesting give us the gives us all the more reason to watch Craig.
I great -- back in the program and we look for to have -- back with that.
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