Mitt Romney Closing in on Barack Obama in Michigan … The Midwest is Starting to Crumble for Obama


Romney closing in on Obama in Michigan …

Don’t look now but GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney is closing ground on Barack Obama in Michigan. In the most recent Lansing-based EPIC-MRA poll, Romney has cut Obama’s July lead in half where Obama now leads 49% to 46%.  I have to question the sampling if Romney won Independents by a wide margin, 51%-38% with 11% undecided and he still trails by 3%. RCP shows the polls are tightening as well. What is simply astonishing is that Obama defeated McCain in the 2008 Presidential election in Michigan 57% to 41%. Flash-forward four years and the state is a toss-up.

A new Michigan poll shows Mitt Romney apparently closing the gap on President Barack Obama in the state.

Lansing-based EPIC-MRA did an automated survey of 1,200 likely voters on Tuesday and found Obama leading Romney 49%-46% when respondents were asked who they’d vote for if they had to make a decision right then. Five percent were undecided.

The poll showed the key bloc of independent voters swinging toward Romney by a wide margin, 51%-38% with 11% undecided. Romney held a 48%-47% lead among men while women voters preferred Obama by a 51%-44% margin.

The poll was taken prior to the completion of Ann Romney’s speech and prior to Paul Ryan or Mitt Romney’s speech as well. Will Romney get even more of a convention bounce? If Barack Obama cannot win a union state like Michigan easily, Obama is going to have a long election night.

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