A newly released poll suggests Michigan is up for grabs, with President Obama’s lead over Gov. Mitt Romney at less than 4 points – within the poll’s margin of error – and some 13.5 percent of voters still undecided, according to the Lansing State Journal.
With polls tightening up in neighboring Wisconsin and Romney close in Ohio and ahead in Florida, Michigan has become a must-win for the president. Obama had once appeared to be a fairly safe bet to win state.
But the poll of 600 likely voters by Denno Research – which is headed by a Democrat – shows the state within Romney’s grasp. Obama has the support of only 44.2 percent of those surveyed, while Romney is backed by 40.5 percent. The large number of undecideds suggests the state could tip either way.
Romney is from Michigan, adding an extra layer of uncertainty to Obama’s prospects there. Remarkably, the state is close despite Obama making his “rescue” of General Motors a central theme of his campaign.