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Surging Democrats discussed on Capitol City Sunday

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The recent surge in the polls by Democrats here in Wisconsin is the featured topic on this weekend's edition of Capitol City Sunday.

In an average of the polls since August, Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin has turned a seven-point deficit into a three-point lead over Former Republican Governor Tommy Thompson in the race for U.S. Senate.

President Barack Obama has gone from a one to a seven-point lead over Republican Mitt Romney.

State Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison) says it all comes down relatability.

"She understands, they understand the struggles that people have every single day, and connect to voters in a way, Mitt Romney is not, that Tommy Thompson is not," said Rep. Taylor.

But State Republican Party Vice-Chair Brian Schimming says the change is due to voters getting distracted away from the real issues.

"Once people really understand what this election is about, that's why Mitt Romney will win, that's why Tommy Thompson will win," said Schimming.  "Its not about the distractions, its about people's everyday life.

Schimming and Rep. Taylor seem to agree the top issue is the economy, but disagree on how well President Obama is handling it.

In the second half of the show, Sen. Tim Cullen (D-Janesville) talks about the new Senate Mining Committee he's chairing, and what he hopes to accomplish in the next state legislative session.

"We hope that our committee will come up with a proposal to tighten the time frames, get more certainty for the mining company, but not mess with the environment," said Sen. Cullen.

Capitol City Sunday airs at 9:00 a.m, right after This Week with George Stephanopoulos.

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