LANSING (WWJ/AP) – A new poll gives President Obama the lead over all Republican challengers in Michigan, including the state’s favorite son.
The EPIC/MRA survey of 600 likely voters finds Mr. Obama leading Mitt Romney in a head-to-head matchup, 48 percent to 40 percent. Romney grew up in Oakland County, the son of the late former Michigan governor George Romney.READ MORE: City Of Detroit Secures $12.1 Million To Support 6 Affordable Housing Projects
When pitted against Newt Gingrich, the president’s lead widens. It’s 51 percent for Obama, 38 percent for the former U.S. House Speaker.
The poll results come three days after Mr. Obama’s State of the Union address. The president speaks at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor Friday morning.READ MORE: Michigan Reports Its First Probable Case Of Monkeypox In Oakland County
Michigan’s presidential primary is Feb. 28. Romney has been considered the favorite, due mainly to his Michigan roots.
The poll was commissioned by the Detroit Free Press and WXYZ-TV, Channel 7.MORE NEWS: Crime Without Punishment: Detroit Homicide Clearance Rates Rise as National Rates Fall
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