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Poll Shows Michigan is Battleground State for Obama, Romney (Romney 45%, Obama 44%)
clickondetroit.com ^ | Jul 24 2012 | Mara MacDonald

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.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; 2012swingstates; mi2012

1 posted on 07/25/2012 11:42:22 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

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.


2 posted on 07/25/2012 11:46:07 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (GHWB gave us Souter. W gave us Roberts. Can we risk Jeb in the White House?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

America must wake up or perish.


3 posted on 07/25/2012 11:48:51 AM PDT by Armaggedon
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To: BarnacleCenturion

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!


4 posted on 07/25/2012 11:49:16 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: BarnacleCenturion

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.


5 posted on 07/25/2012 11:51:40 AM PDT by datura (Democrat = Socialist, Progressive Democrat = Communist)
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To: cotton1706
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!

Don't underestimate Minnesota's communist ways.

God would have to intervene before 0bama loses this state.

6 posted on 07/25/2012 11:51:40 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: EGPWS

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.


7 posted on 07/25/2012 11:54:55 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

The more reliable Rasmussen polling in Michigan (dated 7.24.12) has it Obama 48% to Romney 42%:

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2012/election_2012_presidential_election/michigan/election_2012_michigan_president

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.


8 posted on 07/25/2012 11:54:55 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: EGPWS

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.


9 posted on 07/25/2012 11:55:59 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: BarnacleCenturion

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.


10 posted on 07/25/2012 12:00:57 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (How much better off would we be if these bastards would just leave us alone?)
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To: datura

>> 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.


11 posted on 07/25/2012 12:02:33 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Looking really good! Go Romney!


12 posted on 07/25/2012 12:03:44 PM PDT by Dragonspirit (Always remember President Token won only by defecting on his CFR pledge.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

One more state where Obama will have to spend more money and more time.


13 posted on 07/25/2012 12:16:38 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Palmetto Patriot

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.


14 posted on 07/25/2012 12:24:43 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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15 posted on 07/25/2012 12:27:06 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: cotton1706
Don't count your chickens before they're hatched. Matter of fact, don't assume your assumption is true!

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.

16 posted on 07/25/2012 12:45:29 PM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: BlueStateRightist

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.


17 posted on 07/25/2012 12:54:30 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: Yossarian

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.


18 posted on 07/25/2012 1:03:07 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

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.


19 posted on 07/25/2012 1:08:11 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: BlueStateRightist

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.


20 posted on 07/25/2012 1:17:24 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion; All

Did you read the comments under that article. The Disaster was no more popular there than he is here. Pretty funny.

What is this source, anyway?


21 posted on 07/25/2012 1:22:20 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: 1035rep
The jackass party needs seven of the eight Great Lakes states to assure a win or six of the eight to have a chance of limping across the finish line.

The GOP has a chance of limping over the finish line by winning only two of the eight. If they win three or more, then they are comfortably over the finish line.

22 posted on 07/25/2012 1:25:18 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: arrogantsob

I think it’s the A Mitchell Research poll released yesterday.


23 posted on 07/25/2012 1:31:37 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: BarnacleCenturion

“He polls at 91 percent in the city....”

Only 91%?! Bet we see at least 110-112% election day!!!Same thing in Philly....


24 posted on 07/25/2012 1:31:55 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

“President Obama owns Detroit. He polls at 91 percent in the city.”

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Racism 101.


25 posted on 07/25/2012 1:36:49 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: Vigilanteman
The jackass party needs seven of the eight Great Lakes states to assure a win

That explains all the libtard panic we're seeing.

26 posted on 07/25/2012 1:38:58 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: Vigilanteman

That’s an interesting way of looking at it.


27 posted on 07/25/2012 1:55:05 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Obama/Dem Super-Pacs/Unions are spending MILLIONS on some of the most hate-filled advertising in Michigan I have ever heard.

And it’s only late-July....


28 posted on 07/25/2012 2:08:29 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: BlueStateRightist
I don't buy this poll, but I'm encouraged Rasmussen has 0bama under 50%. It would be a tall order for Mitt to win Michigan.
29 posted on 07/25/2012 3:41:58 PM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

how has the population in michigan changed? Was Detroit empty in 2008? Where did everyone move and has that changed the voting? 91% of an empty city is how influential if votes are counted by state?


30 posted on 07/25/2012 5:44:26 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Mitt Romney could swipe Michigan from President Obama, despite Obama’s hold on Detroit
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I lived in the Detroit ‘burbs for 10 years. Still go back to see old friends once in awhile. I was in downtown Detroit, two years ago, on a week day at 2:00 p.m. It was a ghost town. There is more traffic in Flat Rock than there is in Detroit. I don’t think Detroit has the clout it once had. Most of the people who are in Detroit are depressed or on drugs or lazy or have outstanding warrants. I don’t look for Obama to get ‘em to the polls this time.


31 posted on 07/25/2012 8:13:55 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: Theodore R.

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.
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I can’t speak for MN but as far as MI, that’s true in Detroit, Lansing and Flint. But, the rest of the State is made up of hard-working, God-fearing folks with Conservative values. I look for Romney to take Michigan; for real.


32 posted on 07/25/2012 8:23:15 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: BlueStateRightist

Michigan potentially in play, if you buy the argument that the majority of undecided/other candidate voters will break Romney.
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Not an argument; it’s a historical fact. The undecideds break for the challenger 80 percent in every Election.


33 posted on 07/25/2012 8:28:42 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: huldah1776

See my Post #31


34 posted on 07/25/2012 8:34:56 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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