First Lady Hits The Trail

Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 8:45am

Michelle Obama campaigns for Democrats in Wisconsin and Illinois.

Michelle Obama headed out to campaign for Democrats for the first time as First Lady on Wednesday.

It's another indication that her husband's party is in trouble, and a new national poll bears that out.

The First Lady is the most popular Obama by a wide margin, with 68% approval.

Now she's spending that political capitol for her party.

Mrs. Obama went to Wisconsin to try to keep the U.S. Senate Democratic.

Republican candidate Ron Johnson leads in Wisconsin polling; three term Democrat Russ Feingold is in trouble.

The First Lady will campaign in eight states.

Today's Reuters-Ipsos polls finds 48% of Americans planning to vote for Republicans, 44% for Democrats.

Democrats could lose Senate seats in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Illinois, Wisconsin and Colorado.

In that Reuters poll 49% called the economy their top concern. Nothing else was close.

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