For the third time this week, a poll released Friday shows Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney with a lead over his rivals heading into Wisconsin's primary on Tuesday.
The Rasmussen Reports poll shows Romney is ahead of Rick Santorum, 44 to 34 percent. , Rasmussen's survey showed Romney at 46 percent with Santorum sitting at 33 percent.
Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich each garnered 7 percent in the poll. Two percent want someone else and 6 percent are undecided.
The poll was conducted Thursday and questions were asked of 717 likely Republican primary voters. The margin of error is plus or minus 4 percent.
A poll released Tuesday and a poll released Thursday both list Romney at the top of the leaderboard, a position the former governor has held in Badger State surveys throughout March. In February, however, Santorum was in the one in the lead, typically by double digits.
If the general election were held today, though, President Barack Obama would come out the winner among Wisconsin voters, according to another survey released by Rasmussen.
Using data from questions directed to 500 likely voters on Tuesday, poll results indicate Obama would get 52 percent compared to Romney's 41 percent of the vote. Against Santorum, Obama still comes out the winner; 51 percent to 39 percent, respectively.
Wisconsin Senate Race
Rasmussen also conducted a poll for the state's US Senate seat, open because Democrat Herb Kohl is retiring.
Results from that poll show Democrat Tammy Baldwin leading two Republicans, Mark Neumann and Jeff Fitzgerald, 48 to 40 percent. Former Gov. Tommy Thompson, though, leads Baldwin 48 to 44 percent.
That poll of 500 likely voters has 4.5 percent margin of error.