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Obama Continues to Lead Over Romney in MI



In Michigan, Romney continues to have problems with two key groups of voters and the latest polling data shows President Obama with a slight lead.


In the head-to-head match up, it is 47 percent for Obama and 42 percent for Romney with a 4 percent margin of error, which means it is still close. However, with the female voters, Obama has a seven point lead and a 45-38 lead with independent voters.



Across the state, the president leads in Detroit (52-39), has a narrow lead in West Michigan (46-44) and Lansing where he enjoys a 47-40 percent spred. Romney leads in the Flint market (50-38), in Traverse City and Northern Michigan 44-41 and 56-44 in the Upper Peninsula, but the poll also reveals that in Oakland County, where Romney grew up, he is losing by 16 points.

"The polls are being used now to drive the debate," said Republican State Representative Chuck Moss. (Reporter) So you don't believe he is behind in Oakland? (Moss) "I have no idea until I look at the internals of the polls."

"Romney is running below where he should be in oakland county, below where he should be in west michigan and below with independents, but many of them are undecided and there is a possibility there for romney," said Tom Shields, from the Marketing Resource Group Inc.

Romney has made a big deal out of the "are you better off than you were four years ago" campaign, but in the survey, 37 percent say they are better off while 40 percent are worse off.

Ironically republicans are taking credit for turning the economy around, but the president is benefiting from that, too.

"Obama is benefiting from people in Michigan doing better than they were two, three four years ago and they are giving Obama as much as they do Synder for doing that," said Shields.

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