Poll Shows Presidential Race in Michigan Is As Tight As . . . (Insert Cliche Here)

Obama Romney

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.

Read more:  Fox 2 News
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