Skip to comments.Poll Shows Michigan is Battleground State for Obama, Romney (Romney 45%, Obama 44%)
Posted on 07/25/2012 11:42:18 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
Poll: Mitt Romney could swipe Michigan from President Obama, despite Obama's hold on Detroit
DETROIT - Michigan was supposed to be easy pickings for President Barack Obama.
However, according to recent poll numbers, the state is still in play and Obama will have to work harder and divert resources here. That gives Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney reason to think he can win in Michigan.
"We had it with Obama by one point last time. This time we've got Romney leading by one point," said pollster Steve Mitchell. "All the polls by Michigan pollsters have shown it to be very close."
While the overall numbers show a statistical dead heat between the candidates, it's the breakdown which is really interesting to look at.
President Obama owns Detroit. He polls at 91 percent in the city. However, it's Romney who leads in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties with 48 percent of votes to Obama's 40 percent.
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Pray for a cold, hard-driving rain all day long on November 6th in the Detroit metro area.
In fact, pray for a cold driving rain front across the Great Lakes from Chicago to Detroit, Toledo, Cleveland and all the way down into Pittsburgh.
America must wake up or perish.
If this poll reflects reality, then Wisconsin’s already in the Romney column, and Obama will have to spend a ton of money in Minnesota!
By November it won’t even be close for the Muslim Communist fundraiser in chief.
Obama makes Carter look like a great president, and likewise his re-election bid will do the same.
Don't underestimate Minnesota's communist ways.
God would have to intervene before 0bama loses this state.
People in MN and MI truly believe that there is no problem that government cannot solve if given the proper resources, meaning YOUR tax dollars.
The more reliable Rasmussen polling in Michigan (dated 7.24.12) has it Obama 48% to Romney 42%:
What to believe? I tend to believe Rasmussen, good or bad. Regardless, either poll shows Michigan potentially in play, if you buy the argument that the majority of undecided/other candidate voters will break Romney.
Oh, I don’t expect MN to go republican. It hasn’t since the ‘72 Nixon landslide. But close polling there will scare the hell out of the democrats, taking money from other places.
Something fishy is going on with Democrat leaning pollsters.
PPP has a poll in Michigan that shows Obama up by 14%.
Both polls were taken during the same time period.
Mitchell screened for Likely Voters, while PPP polled “voters”, whatever that means.
Chuck Todd admitted that the NBC/WSJ national poll was skewed (sample was overweighted +11 Dem).
It seems to me that they are trying to hide Obama’s weakness.
>> likewise his re-election bid will do the same.
He’ll do better against Romney than Carter did against Reagan. The douchebag-heavy western and northeastern seaboards will see to that.
Looking really good! Go Romney!
One more state where Obama will have to spend more money and more time.
I think the “likely voter” polls are more accurate especially when poll such as Gallop are showing there is much more voter enthusiasm for the GOP this year than in 08 and 04. Enthusiastic voters vote, registered vote when they feel like it. I’ll take enthusiastic.
His Excellency will have to divert some of his own campaign money to these states now. He has used up the Treasury’s ability to buy votes, now he has to follow up with a reminder the “Obama Money” will go away if he does.
Think I'm pessimistic? Then look at the Rasumussen Electoral College Scoreboard
It shows that Obama only has to snag 23 of the "toss-up" states to hit the 270 he needs to finish dismantling the Republic. THat means if he grabs WI (10), CO (9), and IA (6), it's over.
That isn't too hard to imagine. Promise the Iowa farmer block a bunch of ethanol subsidies. Boom. Get back and cozy with Wisconsin unions, who are looking to reverse their recent negative electoral trends. Boom. Don't make an ass out of himself nor push too hard for gun control when consoling the shooting victims in Colorado. Boom.
Three booms and we're dead. Don't assume anything - this will be an uphill battle.
I always rely on the Rasmussen poll too. I also look at the undecideds (4%) which will mostly break for the challenger and the (5%) who prefer another candidate (that’s the answer I gave when I was polled)
So I won’t be surprised if Michigan really is in play.
Things have only gotten worse since the 2010 election. I really think Obama and the Democrats will get another ass whoopin’, but you’re right, we should always fight like we’re behind.
Not just rain, sleet. It won’t keep me from the polls in Chicago though. Nothing short of Nuclear Holocaust will keep me from voting.
I don’t know anything about this source or its polls population and I have more trust in Ras than in any of the polling outfits but that Michigan poll just does not pass the smell test.
Michigan has just voted in a Republican legislature and governor and nothing The Disaster has done has helped it very much.
In addition, the corruption of the Democrats has just been rubbed, once again, in the voters faces.
It appears to me that The Disaster will have a VERY difficult time winning Michigan.
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