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Thu Sep 20, 2012, 11:45 AM

Detroit News Poll: Obama up by 14% in Michigan

(prior poll had the Prez up by only 6):
President Barack Obama has opened up a double-digit lead over GOP challenger Mitt Romney in Michigan fueled by a wave of women moving toward the Democratic president following the national party conventions.

Obama leads Romney by 14.2 points, 52 percent to 37.8 percent, in the Detroit News/WDIV Local 4 poll, a solid improvement from August pre-convention polls in which the president held a six-point advantage, 48 percent to 42 percent. In this month's poll, 8.7 percent of voters were undecided.

Romney made a concerted pitch to women voters during the national GOP convention in Tampa, Fla., and Obama did the same at the Democratic convention in Charlotte, N.C. Both campaigns feature women prominently as surrogates or supporters at campaign stops. But poll results suggest the Democrats' convention lineup that focused heavily on women's health, and the federal auto rescue of General Motors and Chrysler resonated with independent females here. About 29 percent of Michigan women call themselves Republican, but women identifying themselves as Democrats shot up from 43 percent in August to 55 percent this month.

"Women made a drastic move to the Democratic Party," said pollster Richard Czuba of Glengariff Group, Inc., which conducted the poll.



From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120919/POLITICS01/209190472#ixzz271d2NDc0

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Reply Detroit News Poll: Obama up by 14% in Michigan (Original post)
WI_DEM Sep 2012 OP
BeyondGeography Sep 2012 #1
Robbins Sep 2012 #2
WI_DEM Sep 2012 #7
TroyD Sep 2012 #3
catbyte Sep 2012 #4
PoliticalBiker Sep 2012 #5
Doctor Jack Sep 2012 #6

Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 11:45 AM

1. Seems the lead is finally the right height

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 11:55 AM

2. MI

It's not a battleground state.It's a likely Obama state.You know why no money Is being spent here.

Same thing as In 2008 all year It was thought Mccain would be competive and In fall he pulled out.

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Response to Robbins (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 01:50 PM

7. True.

Plus this time Romney is already pulling out of PA early.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 12:09 PM

3. So Obama was only +6 in Detroit News last month?

And now he's +14? That's a huge increase!

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 12:25 PM

4. Good news! Detroit News is a conservative rag

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 12:34 PM

5. What we need to make happen

is the down-ballot races, including governor, go back democratic
Snyder and his special interest bridge needs to go
Mike Rogers (Oakland Co.) needs to go because of his bridge support

Our legislature, if it turns back democratic, can move our state forward.
This won't happen if the republicrats stay in power.

Have you heard what the republicrats have been doing with the law that allows laws to take effect immediately versus following the MI constitution? Don't get me started with that one. Rachel Maddow had a great narritive on that.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 12:36 PM

6. I bet the republicans are calling this a tie

Obama only has 52% of the vote, so Romney actually has 48%, therefore it is within the margin error meaning Michigan is tied!

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