Democrats Are in Good Shape in Michigan Senate Race

By: Thursday June 6, 2013 9:56 am

Despite the decision by Sen. Carl Levin (D) to retire, Democrats are still in a good position to hold onto his seat. New polling by PPP finds Democrat Gary Peters with at least a five point lead over all the possible Republican candidates. From PPP: The strongest potential Republican candidate at this point is former [...]

Romney Makes Late Move to Expand the Map

By: Wednesday October 31, 2012 12:10 pm

Romney’s unorthodox attempt to expand the map with only a week left until the election seems like the textbook example of a political Hail Mary pass. It is unlikely to work but it theoretically could. Since Romney’s allies have the resources there is no reason not to take the chance even if the odds are long. As in football, if you down but have time for one last play you might as well try.

Obama Lead Widens, Michigan Loses Swing State Status

By: Thursday September 13, 2012 10:38 am

Earlier in the year the Republicans thought they had a decent chance of winning Michigan, in part because it was one of Romney’s home states. While a few political watchers may still consider it a swing state the odds of Romney actually winning it grow more and more remote. An EPIC-MRA poll out today shows [...]

Obama Holds Remarkably Consistent Leads in Michigan and Pennsylvania

By: Wednesday July 25, 2012 1:21 pm

President Obama continues to lead Romney in both Michigan and Pennsylvania according to Public Policy Polling. Obama’s lead in both states is effectively unchanged since May. From PPP: PPP’s newest Presidential polls in Michigan and Pennsylvania find Barack Obama with healthy leads in both states. He’s up by 14 points, 53-39, in Michigan and by [...]

Race Is Tight in Michigan, North Carolina and New Hampshire

By: Thursday June 28, 2012 3:04 pm

It seems almost every day there are new presidential polls of swing states showing the race is tight but with the advantage for President Obama, today is no different. New Marist-NBC News polls show Obama has a small lead in Michigan and is effectively tied with Romney in North Carolina and New Hampshire. Michigan Marist [...]

Obama Continues to Hold Big Lead in Michigan

By: Tuesday May 29, 2012 4:00 pm

The Romney campaign has been making noises about how they could make a play for Michigan, given Romney’s family roots in the state, but a recent poll shows he would face a serious uphill climb. PPP found Obama with an incredible 14 point lead. From PPP: Barack Obama won’t have to worry too much about [...]

Michigan Was Turning Point for Romney Campaign

By: Monday April 23, 2012 1:26 pm

The real turning point in Mitt Romney’s effort to secure the Republican nomination appears to have been his victory in Michigan, according to analysis by Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. After Romney’s tight victory in the Michigan primary on Feb. 28, news coverage about his candidacy became measurably more favorable and the [...]

Primary Night Primer: Michigan and Arizona

By: Tuesday February 28, 2012 3:24 pm

People are currently going to the polls to vote in the Republican Presidential primaries in Arizona and Michigan. In Michigan most polls will be closed at 8 pm Eastern with a few polling locations closing at 9 pm Eastern. In Arizona all polls will be closed by 9 pm Eastern. In Arizona, Mitt Romney is [...]

Final Polls Say Michigan Primary as Close as Possible

By: Tuesday February 28, 2012 10:29 am

With people currently going to the polls and voting today, the Michigan GOP primary race couldn’t be closer.  Two final polls of the state show the race essentially tied, with only a single point separating Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. The final PPP has Santorum leading by one point and Mitchell/Rosetta Stone Poll has Romney [...]

Michigan Primary Remains Extremely Close

By: Monday February 27, 2012 3:35 pm

With the Michigan Republican Presidential Primary tomorrow, polls see the race to be a nearly tied between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. Three new polls show the top two contestants within two points of each other. Both PPP and Rasmussen have Romney leading by two points, but the Mitchell/Rosetta Stone Poll has Santorum with a [...]

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