DETROIT (WWJ) – Four months away from election day and Michigan is looking like a “dead heat” in the race for President.

Working on polls since 1972, WWJ spoke with Bernie Porn, Head of Polling for Epic MRA in Lansing about the upcoming race.

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Regarding Governor Romney, Porn says that the focus must continue to be on today’s struggling economy … he says it’s a message that is resonates with the public, “Right now independent voters are siding with Romney by double digits.”

As for the President; Porn’s advice is to advertise more in Michigan and highlight the auto industry bailout – some thing Romney opposed.

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“The Obama position on that issue was overwhelmingly supported in Michigan by about 60 percent of the vote, including … breakout Republicans – so that is a real problem for Mitt Romney,” said Porn.

“If the Obama campaign doesn’t include Michigan in the list, they have a real possibility of losing the list, if they include it in the list and they start really playing up the auto industry loans were made and Romney opposed, I think that an edge still has to be given to President Obama in terms of likely winning Michigan,” Porn said.

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Michigan voters will tell the tale on election day, Tuesday November 6, 2012.