Skip to comments.Poll: Obama holds 5-point lead over Romney in Michigan
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 Romneys 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.
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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.
What matters is likely voters.
I suspect Ubama is doing even worse among them, because a lot of Ubamabots are planning on staying home.
Whole bunch of undecideds. If this poll is close to accurate Obama might lose 40 states or thereabouts.
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.
If the November election is real close, I will attribute an Obama win to voter fraud........
Small sample size
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).
I'd rather see his commiecRAT party destroyed.
Leaving 90% of them to cause throuble isn't wise.
You would have expected Romney to do far better in the primary than a tie after beating McCain in 08 by 10%
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.
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).
Yep. The old timers around here may have loved dear old dad but they know the difference between Mitt and George.
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.
"he" refers to Mister Obama, of course.
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.
The full story says they interviewed 600 likely voters.
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!
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.
That’s the case in the metro Detriot area, but there are still some Republican voting areas, espeically around Grand Rapids.
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.
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!
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...
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.
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.
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.
...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.
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.
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!
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.
Probably all polling done in the (313) area code DetRIOT.
Was the poll taken before or after the gay marriage announcement? Will the Muzzies vote for Obama?
That’s NOTHING! Stalin, Hitler and Osama are saints in Michigan.
The Muslim population in Michigan is about 2% and that includes black Muslims.
Most Middle-Easterners in Michigan are Christian.
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.
One should never let facts get in the way of a good myth.
McCain wasn’t competitive in Michigan. That result was never going to be repeated.
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