Poll: Obama up by 6 in Wisconsin

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Public Policy Polling reports today that Barack Obama expanded his lead in Wisconsin and Iowa after the third debate on Oct. 22.

In Wisconsin, Obama leads 51-45 percent, up from 49-47 percent three weeks ago.

In Iowa he’s ahead 49-47 percent, a slight improvement from 49-48 percent.

The polling found the president holds small leads over Mitt Romney with independent voters in both states.

Obama holds a wide advantage over Romney in both states in terms of who voters trust more to protect Medicare. Voters also trust Obama more to stand up for the middle class.

In Iowa, where early voting began before most states, 34 percent of voters say they’ve already cast their ballots. Among them, 68 percent report supporting Obama.