Politics
1:59 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

New poll shows Romney leading Santorum in Michigan

There's nothing like a good political pony race, and Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are in a close one in Michigan.

Much has been made of Rick Santorum's lead in Michigan. How could an outsider be up on Michigan's native son?

Now a new poll shows Romney has closed the gap.

The Michigan Information and Research Service and the Mitchell Research Poll released new numbers this morning. It shows Romney leading Santorum 32 percent to 30 percent - well within the margin of error of +/- 4 percentage points.

Here's more on the poll from the Detroit Free Press:

It shows former House Speaker Newt Gingrich trailing the two Michigan frontrunners with 9 percent and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas next with 7 percent.

However, the poll showed the potential for a great deal of change with 22 percent saying they were undecided.

If nothing else, the poll indicates how unsettled an already volatile campaign remains.