Skip to comments.Obama Is In The Midst Of A Free-Fall Collapse In Michigan
Posted on 10/31/2012 7:27:10 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
President Barack Obama has seen a once-steady lead in Michigan decline to just 2 points in a recent poll, and Michigan has been thrown into "toss-up" status in the election's final week.
The poll, from The Detroit News, finds Obama leading Republican rival Mitt Romney, 47.7 percent to 45 percent. That's the second poll in a week that has shown an increasingly tight race in the state, including a Foster McCollum White Baydoun poll that showed the race virtually tied. And it comes as a pro-Romney super PAC, American Crossroads, includes Michigan in its $50 million, final-week ad buy.
Intriguingly, when comparing the Michigan poll to a new poll of Ohio released today, it shows that the race in Michigan is actually closer.
The key points in the new poll:
* What's pushing Romney to a virtual statistical tie in the state is his clear advantage on trust in handling the economy. He leads the president, 47-44, on the crucial issue, even in a state dominated by the auto industry.
* Compared with September, men have shifted 5 points more toward Romney.
* What's keeping Obama afloat: His advantage in connecting with voters who think he "understands their values." Forty-eight percent identified with Obama on that question, compared with just 43 percent for Romney.
* Obama also has a significant, 8-point advantage on handling foreign affairs.
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But Obama is still going to win Ohio. /s
Please, if MICHIGAN is collapsing, then Ohio was sewn up some time ago. Now it’s all about humiliating Obama as much as possible.
El bumpo grande!
On Tuesday the unions and the union voters have a chance to decide whether to put union or Country first. I pray they make the right choice.
Final curtain for Stabenow and the Levin brothers as well.
I find it comical that the Dems are deriding Romney’s foray into democrat strongholds as an act of “desperation,” of course without addressing the fact the darkside sees it necessary to send Biden and Clinton there as well to counter it. If they’re so confident, why bother?
Michigan has a huge Islamic population and freeloader population. Hard to believe it would be at risk for hussein.
I wouldn't go that far, since Stabenow has a huge lead vs. Hoekstra, but if Romney can snag MI, it's a huge "get."
It's just that the polling outfits are forced to dump their fictitious numbers, and report the real numbers, in the week before the election. If the actual election results come out much different from what they predicted, they will lose all shreds of credibility,
No it does not.
and freeloader population
That is true.
If MI goes then it’s electoral landslide. Very skeptical, but intrigued if it’s that close. Certainly winning MI would be a big giant cherry on top of the sundae. A big F.U. to Obama’s GM takeover and Chrysler give-a-way.
A while back I was reading about Michigan’s “Huge muslim population” and the writer pointed out that we have a huge arab population that lives with the perception that they’re muslim. The reality is that most of the middle easterners in Michigan are Chaldean or Copts.
yep... you travel outside of Detroit and with the exception of Ann Arbor ( U of M ) you hit the reddist of all red American counties.. Travel up to any town in Michigan, away from Detroit, and it’s solid Red.
are those lazy corrupt good for nothings in the city of Detroit going to vote? I think not.
but the unions, they only vote for their own paycheck and that is a huge problem. those Unions have Detroit locked up.. Try even driving a foreign car in Detroit. It will get keyed or worse. I know. It’s happened to me twice, in visiting my relatives.
One can hope and pray for a miracle in Michigan, but like California, I fear it may be too late.
Given the amount of over sampling of Demoncrats, how much do they really have left?
Obama’s numbers ARE NOT IN COLLAPSE.
It’s just that the polling outfits are forced to dump their fictitious numbers, and report the real numbers, in the week before the election.
But it is fun telling the Obamatrons that Obama is in collapse. Psy-Ops , you know.
You have no idea how angry the people of Michigan are at the public sector unions at this point. They’re fighting between public and private sector unions and fighting within factions inside both. For that matter I have plenty of union member neighbors who are staunch conservatives just like I was when I was a member.
It’s looking very good for our side. One third of union households are voting against it.
See results of the poll and internals here:
Proposal 1: Emergency Manager
45.0% - 39.5%
+5.5% change from last poll
Proposal 2: Collective Bargaining
36.3% - 52.5%
-16.2% change from last poll
Proposal 3: Renewable Energy
32.7% - 57.0%
-24.3% change from last poll
Proposal 4: Home Health Care
39.7% - 47.7%
-8.0% change from last poll
Proposal 5: Tax Limitation
33.3% - 54.0%
-20.7% change from last poll
Proposal 6: International Bridge
36.8% - 51.8%
-15.0% change from last poll
Obamas numbers ARE NOT IN COLLAPSE.
Its just that the polling outfits are forced to dump their fictitious numbers, and report the real numbers, in the week before the election.
But it is fun telling Obamatrons, who don’t know the truth about polling outfits fudging numbers until the last week, that Obama is in collapse. I like watching libs’ heads explode. Psy-Ops , you know.
According to the poll:
PROPOSAL 1 HAS CHANCE OF PASSAGE; SUPPORT FOR PROPOSAS 2-6 COLLAPSES
There’s a large number of Lebanese Christians, who have been in Michigan since the early 1900’s as well. Spence Abraham was one of the more well known.
If my exhuberance is irrational then fine but please excuse my wishing it could be so.
No way this is true. If it was, the entire Dem party would be campaigning in Michigan now. So would Romney. This is just fluff. Don’t listen to what the pollsters say or the surrogates for the candidates, instead watch where they go this last few days. Romney in FL is worrisome isn’t it?
Yep. Detroit has a huge Arab population but the majority of them are Christians (Iraqi Chaldeans mostly)
I suspect Prop 2 will bring out the union vote and skew things to Obama. I hope that the anti Prop 2 forces are strong enough to defeat both Prop 2 and Obama!
He’s a scumbag but Matty Maroun is a Lebanese Christian.
“I find it comical that the Dems are deriding Romneys foray into democrat strongholds as an act of desperation,
It is especially comical after the Dems have claimed for years that Republicans don’t chase the dem voters because we are racists and homophobes. Now that Romney and team are making inroads, then it is called desparation.
Wayne county doesn’t have the pull it once had, an influx of eastern europeans who can spot communism a mile away, and an electorate tired of living in their second lost decade, have about had enough. Maybe Michigan can regain its title of industrial powerhouse, hopefully.
Michigan is about 1% Muslim. 1%. This isn't Paris, Malmo, or Rotterdam. This writer equates Middle Easterner with Arab (not necessarily true) and with Muslim (even less true), and that's her mistake.
Hamtramck is probably now the Muslim capital of Michigan. Mostly Albanian and Pakistani/Bangledeshi along with some blacks (mostly Protestant). A large number of the Poles have emptied out. It's got about 22,000 people left.
Dearborn, a mid-size city of under 100,000, is still majority white ethnic. Polish/Italian/Irish. It is about 1/3 to 40% Middle Eastern, and that includes Middle Eastern Christians which are by far the majority in Michigan.
Thank you for that link. The results for the Proposals are mostly encouraging. I needed that....
I worked in Detroit for two years shortly after 9/11/01, with engineers from all over the middle east, including Iraqi Christians, Maronites, Indians, Africans, and a lot of moslems. I got the clear impression that a lot of Arabs and other middle easterners, REALLY do not like blacks. After one particular meeting, a Nigerian left the room and the two engineers (Indian and Iraqi) were merciless in their comments.
Moslem/Arab may not equal pro-Obama.
I hope you are right! I seem to be in an area that is very supportive of it, at least according to the number of signs and the general conversations I keep hearing and having. I continually try to clear up the confusion that the Pro side is purposely creating with their lies, but it is a very task to combat ignorance!
Thank you for the encouraging feedback.
He’s the real life version of Joe Pesci’s “The Super.”
Lets not forget Jamie Farr (Klinger)
mmmmn, that’s good sarcasm!
I’m union and I’ll be voting for my country first!
(And that doesn’t mean Obama!)
Rush is talking about this poll right now. Hope we can also, I would like to find a new job, 6PM to 4:30AM stinks.