Election 2012
6:36 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

New Poll Show MI Voters Split Between Pres, Romney

Republicans are excited by the results of a new poll of likely voters in Michigan that shows a tie between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney.

Just ten days ago, Mr. Obama held a five point lead in a similar poll.

The poll which was done by Mitchell Research of East Lansing.   They surveyed more than 1,200 likely voters last week.   

Members of the state’s delegation to the Republican National Convention say the poll shows Michigan is a swing state. 

Speaking to the delegation Monday morning, former presidential candidate Newt Gingrich urged Michigan Republicans to think bigger--including this fall’s U.S. Senate race in Michigan.

“Because if we get both in Michigan, we’re going to be governing this country," he said. "We can’t governor if we only elect the president…and you have Harry Reid blocking everything in the Senate.”

Pollsters say Romney has made gains among independent voters to close the gap in Michigan.