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Politics & Government
11:51 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Michigan Republicans cheer new poll that shows presidential race is tied in Michigan

Former Speaker of the House and former GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich addresses the Monday breakfast meeting for the Michigan RNC delegation
Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio

A new poll of likely Michigan voters shows Republican Mitt Romney has pulled even with President Barack Obama.   That news was greeted with cheers today at the Republican National Convention.

Michigan is often referred to as a ‘second tier’ swing state.  One that likely Mitt Romney will have trouble winning over to the Republican column.   But the new Mitchell Research poll of twelve hundred voters may change that perception.    The poll found 47 percent of likely Michigan voters back the president.   47 percent support his Republican challenger.  

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