The former governor's favorability numbers also have gone down in the Marquette poll. Thirty-nine percent of registered voters now have a favorable opinion of Thompson, while 44 percent have an unfavorable opinion. Last month, 40 percent had a favorable opinion of the former governor, while 38 percent had an unfavorable opinion.
Thirty-six percent of registered voters now have a favorable opinion of Baldwin, while 31 percent have an unfavorable view of the congresswoman. Those numbers have improved since last month, when 32 percent held a favorable view, and 37 percent had an unfavorable view.
Obama out-performs Baldwin in both new polls. In the Quinnipiac/New York Times/CBS survey, Obama leads Mitt Romney, 51 percent to 45 percent. The president leads 54 percent to 40 percent in the Marquette poll.
The Quinnipiac/New York Times/CBS poll was conducted Sept. 11 - 17, surveying 1,485 likely voters for a margin of error of plus-or-minus 2.5 percentage points. The Marquette Law School, conducted Sept. 13 -16, surveyed 601 likely voters, for a margin of error of plus-or-minus 4.1 percentage points.