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Poll: Obama holds 5-point lead over Romney in Michigan
The Detriot News ^ | May 12, 2012 | Sam Baker

Posted on 05/12/2012 1:53:04 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

Among all voters surveyed, Obama led Romney 45 percent to 39.5 percent in Michigan.

Michigan was central to Romney’s success in the GOP primary. He grew up there, and his father was governor. Romney campaigned aggressively against the government's auto industry bailout, but has lately said that he deserves credit for the industry's recovery.

Saul Anuzis, a former chairman of the state Republican Party, told the Detroit News that the poll is “great news” because it shows that Obama will have to work hard to defend a state he won in 2008.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; 2012swingstates; bho2012; mi2012; polls

1 posted on 05/12/2012 1:53:08 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: grellis; cripplecreek; Quantum; Darren McCarty; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; ...

Obama won Michigan by 14 percent in 2008, now he’s up by only five and polling 45%. This is not a good sign for DemocRATS.


2 posted on 05/12/2012 1:55:09 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Among all voters surveyed, Obama led Romney 45 percent to 39.5 percent in Michigan.

What matters is likely voters.

I suspect Ubama is doing even worse among them, because a lot of Ubamabots are planning on staying home.

3 posted on 05/12/2012 1:56:33 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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4 posted on 05/12/2012 1:59:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Whole bunch of undecideds. If this poll is close to accurate Obama might lose 40 states or thereabouts.


5 posted on 05/12/2012 2:02:48 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I don’t want Obama to simply lose. I want him and his party decimated. I want them to be treated like the parties that ran Greece into the ground.


6 posted on 05/12/2012 2:04:42 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

If the November election is real close, I will attribute an Obama win to voter fraud........


7 posted on 05/12/2012 2:11:46 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Obama was leading 45.1 percent to 39.5 percent in the Glengariff Group Inc. poll, with 15.4 percent undecided; the margin of error is 4 percentage points
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The poll included telephone interviews of 600 likely Michigan voters that were conducted Thursday and Friday. It was not commissioned by The Detroit News but was provided to the paper and WDIV Local 4 by Glengariff Group.

Small sample size
4% MoE

Chicago-based

Glengariff Group Inc.

8 posted on 05/12/2012 2:13:58 PM PDT by tomkat (TEAM INFIDEL)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Isn’t Romney kind of considered a “native son” in Michigan because of his Dad? I think he is expected to do a lot better than McCain. If Romney wins Michigan or even gets within a few points of winning, OH should be in the bag for him and PA may even be possible (but doubt it).


9 posted on 05/12/2012 2:14:08 PM PDT by randita
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To: wiggen
I want him and his party decimated.

I'd rather see his commiecRAT party destroyed.
Leaving 90% of them to cause throuble isn't wise.

10 posted on 05/12/2012 2:29:17 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: randita

You would have expected Romney to do far better in the primary than a tie after beating McCain in 08 by 10%


11 posted on 05/12/2012 2:29:46 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: randita

Romney is somewhat of a native son, but the connection isn’t strong. I do recall that in 2004, George W. Bush nearly won Michigan, losing by only 3% of the vote. It’s difficult, but not impossible.


12 posted on 05/12/2012 2:29:46 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: randita
I keep hearing this “Native son” crap. There aren't that many around who remember Gov. George Romney. Of those who do, many think of Ramblers.
13 posted on 05/12/2012 2:33:42 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: randita
I think that the Michigan demo has changed substantially over the years.

It's widely known that the once-great state of Michigan has the largest muslim population in the US, and I suspect that THEY think that he's one of them.

Also, probably a lot of out-migration (except for the Obama-voting welfare rats).

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14 posted on 05/12/2012 2:35:29 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: ASA Vet

Yep. The old timers around here may have loved dear old dad but they know the difference between Mitt and George.


15 posted on 05/12/2012 2:35:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: wiggen
When there is an incumbent, "undecideds" are undecided about that incumbent.

In Presidential elections, "undecideds historically fall two-to-one for challenger in races with an incumbent.

I foresee a rout.

I also foresee Ubama creating a crisis that will ostensibly give him a valid reason for cancelling the November election.

16 posted on 05/12/2012 2:37:50 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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To: Seaplaner
It's widely known that the once-great state of Michigan has the largest muslim population in the US, and I suspect that THEY think that he's one of them.

We rank about 6th on the list of overall muslim population. We have a large concentration of them in one spot but NY, NJ and California are at the top of the list.
17 posted on 05/12/2012 2:38:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Seaplaner
It's widely known that the once-great state of Michigan has the largest muslim population in the US, and I suspect that THEY think that he's one of them.

"he" refers to Mister Obama, of course.

18 posted on 05/12/2012 2:38:24 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: cripplecreek

George was done being Gov. in 1969. That’s a long time ago.
I don’t know of anyone who remembers him fondly although maybe my mom might have voted for him.


19 posted on 05/12/2012 2:44:58 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Bogus poll! It is impossible for Romney to be favored by 50% of likely voters this far ahead, as Rasmussen's polling showed today, and Zero to have 42%, and for Zero to win Michigan. It just won't happen.
20 posted on 05/12/2012 2:45:05 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"What matters is likely voters"

The full story says they interviewed 600 likely voters.

21 posted on 05/12/2012 2:47:16 PM PDT by Neanderthal
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To: Clintonfatigued

I’m going to say the unthinkable...and look at my posts if you think I’m a big Romney fan......Go Mitt! Beat his ASS. I feel so dirty now!


22 posted on 05/12/2012 2:51:49 PM PDT by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: ASA Vet

I think a lot of people are going to be disappointed no matter what happens.

Its easy to agree with polls that tell us what we want to hear and its easy for outsiders to forget how he “won” and its easy for outsiders to forget how insulting he was but Mitt Romney faces a serious uphill climb among conservative Michiganders.

I personally think Rick Snyder is on Mitt’s short list of VP picks which helps among the political class but not so much among voters.


23 posted on 05/12/2012 2:56:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Seaplaner

That’s the case in the metro Detriot area, but there are still some Republican voting areas, espeically around Grand Rapids.


24 posted on 05/12/2012 3:02:00 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: ASA Vet
Hear hear! “Decimated” was a great word, with a colourful history — it's being (been?) destroyed by misuse.
25 posted on 05/12/2012 3:02:55 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Clintonfatigued

Romney’s primary wins were primarily in Obama strongholds around Detroit. After all, Santorum won 57 of our 83 counties and 7 of 14 districts. Only one of the Santorum districts was a Detroit district, the rest went to Romney.


26 posted on 05/12/2012 3:09:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

A poll of all voters and the guy STILL can only muster 45%.

I have a strong feeling Obummer is in trouble in the stae of Michigan!


27 posted on 05/12/2012 3:18:55 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

There is a huge Muslim population in Detroit. It will be interesting how they react to Obama’s warm embrace of homosexual marriage. Muslims and homosexuals don’t play together well...


28 posted on 05/12/2012 3:20:58 PM PDT by dewawi
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To: randita

Romney hasn’t lived in MI for almost fifty years. His father hasn’t been relative there for over forty years. He is from Michigan the way Reagan was from IL. After High School he left and never went back.

What this poll shows is that Romney is not well known and Obama is very well known. If Romney is scene as the least bit of a viable alternative to Obama 90% of the undecided will either vote fro Romney, or not vote at all.

You know your wife. If you where only 45% certain that you where going to be marrried to her in November, what is the likelyhood that you would still be matrried to her.

Obama is in deap trouble. He is way below 50% in MANY important states.


29 posted on 05/12/2012 3:24:07 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Mitt was born in Detroit, so that would make him literally a native son. That doesn’t necessarily mean he will carry the state because of it. The first President Bush was born in Massachusetts but did not carry the state in 1988 or 1992. The second President Bush was born in Connecticut and lost the state both times.


30 posted on 05/12/2012 3:26:37 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Hot Tabasco

The only way any of these liberal a$$ wipes ever got to office was stealing votes, voting the grave yards or in the case of LBJ death of the non liberal.


31 posted on 05/12/2012 5:18:39 PM PDT by tiger63
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To: Seaplaner

...Michigan did lose a TON of union voters. It’s really a toss up. Don’t know why people are surprised at the numbers with so many on FR threatening to not vote for Romney in the Presidential election. Michigan probably has many anti-Romney, teach-them-a-lesson, “conservatives” too.


32 posted on 05/12/2012 5:25:59 PM PDT by madison10 (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. TJ)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I’m not so sure I’d foresee much of anything at this point; the two haven’t even debated, yet.

It’s going to be important that Romney comes down hard on Obama over the debt and over economic issues. I see the debt as the single best issue or Romney to use as a sledgehammer. If he’s able to say that spending no longer has any connection to revenue and that taxes can’t be raised high enough to deal with the deficits, he’s pretty much got Obama cornered.


33 posted on 05/12/2012 5:31:47 PM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Ras has ZEro up only 4 in WI, or virtually tied in MOE and at 45%; and he has Thompson up more than TEN in the Senate race!


34 posted on 05/12/2012 5:40:02 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: Hot Tabasco

We know voter fraud is part of their plan. First and foremost that needs to be addressed. Not sure what that would entail but it has to start with validating voter registration rosters.


35 posted on 05/12/2012 5:41:54 PM PDT by mcshot (God bless the USA!)
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To: tomkat

Probably all polling done in the (313) area code DetRIOT.

figures.


36 posted on 05/12/2012 6:05:03 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: Clintonfatigued

Was the poll taken before or after the gay marriage announcement? Will the Muzzies vote for Obama?


37 posted on 05/12/2012 6:24:07 PM PDT by BusterBear
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To: Clintonfatigued

That’s NOTHING! Stalin, Hitler and Osama are saints in Michigan.


38 posted on 05/12/2012 6:54:56 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Seaplaner
It's widely known that the once-great state of Michigan has the largest muslim population in the US

(eye-roll)

The Muslim population in Michigan is about 2% and that includes black Muslims.

Most Middle-Easterners in Michigan are Christian.

39 posted on 05/13/2012 7:57:04 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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To: dewawi
There is a huge Muslim population in Detroit.

There's some black Muslims but no huge Muslim population in Detroit. It's mostly Baptist, Pentecostal, or AME there, and mostly Catholic in the SW side with Mexicantown.

40 posted on 05/13/2012 8:02:00 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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To: Seaplaner

One should never let facts get in the way of a good myth.


41 posted on 05/13/2012 8:04:54 AM PDT by CharacterCounts (A vote for the lesser of two evils only insures the triumph of evil.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

McCain wasn’t competitive in Michigan. That result was never going to be repeated.


42 posted on 05/13/2012 5:11:12 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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