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Poll: Romney closes gap
on Obama in Michigan

Detroit News [MI], by Marisa Schultz & Kim Kozlowski

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Posted By:barbcrose, 10/31/2012 11:39:13 AM

Mitt Romney is within striking distance of Barack Obama in Michigan in the final days before the election, buoyed by more who are convinced the Republican is a viable alternative to the president, with the ability to turn around the economy. Obama's lead over Romney has shrunk to just under 3 points, 47.7 percent to 45 percent, with 3.8 percent undecided, according to a new Detroit News/WDIV Local 4 poll of likely voters. Obama's lead was 6.7 points earlier this month and has eroded to within the poll's 3.8 percentage point margin of error. It's the smallest advantage for the Democratic

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I am so praying that Mr. Romney wins Michigan!

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Reply 1 - Posted by: nimby, 10/31/2012 11:57:20 AM     (No. 8976880)

Excellent news! Can't wait to see Axelrod will shave his mustache!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lakerman1, 10/31/2012 12:01:23 PM     (No. 8976892)

this is baffling. President Romney leads missie barack on the economy and jobs, but the stupid voters favor missie barack, even though the economy and jobs are the major issues?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: gartenfrau, 10/31/2012 12:07:44 PM     (No. 8976915)

Well there certainly isn't any enthusiasm for Obama here in Macomb Co. like last time. I've seen maybe 6 Obama signs and about as many Romney. Hardly any cars are sporting Obama stickers, but I've seen several anti-Obama ones and a few Romney. What's really different is down in Detroit. Last time, Obama signs were everywhere and this time hardly any are around. Of course many of those homes are now vacant and boarded up. IMHO Romney has a good chance because I don't think blacks will turn out in great numbers this time.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bpl40, 10/31/2012 12:27:46 PM     (No. 8976963)

Everybody is predicting, so why not. Zippy will carry these thirteen - Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, RI, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Illinois, Kalifornia, Washington, his 'birth state' Hawaii. The rest one big sea of red on Election Day.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MamaD, 10/31/2012 12:58:45 PM     (No. 8977041)

#3--I've also seen very few Obama signs in northern Oakland county. Though the northern area of the county tends to be more conservative than the rest, I am seeing NO Obama signs this election. There were hundreds in 2008. I personally know lots of Michiganders who voted for Obama last time around, but they are now saying an emphatic NO to another term.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Summernite, 10/31/2012 1:23:47 PM     (No. 8977111)

My Neighborhood in Oakland County also shows a huge support for Romney/Ryan and not a Obama sign in sight. Earlier this Month we took a ride along the Lakeshore of Lake Huron and the Thumb of Michigan is decorated with the Romney Signs.
It doesn't surprise me one bit that Obama is showing a stronger favor on Foreign affairs.. Not one of the papers or news agency's have said nary a word on Benghazi.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 10/31/2012 2:47:07 PM     (No. 8977263)

FTA: ...2008 when Obama beat U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona by more than 16 points.

So in a state Obama won by 16 he's now down to less than a 3 point lead. More evidence of a wipe out in the making.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 10/31/2012 6:37:05 PM     (No. 8977884)

Yup, it's true. I just gotta text message from my cousin Quantas Spaghettio who's on MLK Blvd. in Detroit manning a Romney booth. He says Mitt buttons are being 'scalped' at huge profits by anyone lucky enough to have gotten one earlier in the day.

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