Two political scientists with top-notch reputations -- Charles Franklin of Pollster.com and Political Arithmetik fame, and Ken Goldstein, director of the Wisconsin Advertising Project -- have teamed together to conduct a series of polls for the Wispolitics.com empire, and their first effort has a surprising result: Barack Obama is up by double digits in the state. The two find that Democrats have a substantial voter identification edge in the state -- 12 points. In 2004, party attachment measures were equal. The two surveyed 506 probable Wisconsin voters; the margin of error is +/- 4.5%.

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