Poll Shows Presidential Race in Michigan Is As Tight As . . . (Insert Cliche Here)
November 5th, 2012, 6:28 AM
Six-tenths of a percentage point separate Mitt Romney and President Obama in a new survey of preferences among 1,913 "very likely" Michigan voters.
The Republican candidate is backed by 46.86 percent of respondents to a poll for Fox 2 News, while the president draws 46.24 percent.
The automated telephone poll was conducted Friday by Foster McCollum White & Associates of Troy and Baydoun Consulting of Dearborn.
A question about the U.S. Senate race shows that Democratic incumbent Debbie Stabenow leads challenger Pete Hoekstra by 50-43 percent. The margin of error is 2.24 percentage points.
When asked about the six ballot proposals, a majority of voters backed only Proposal 1, a referendum on keeping the state's Emergency Manager Act.