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September 19th, 2012
08:17 PM ET

New CNN Poll: Obama has an 8-point lead in Romney's birth state

To win re-election, President Barack Obama needs to hold his ground in a lot of swing states.  A new CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday shows President Barack Obama opening a 52% to 44% lead over Mitt Romney in Michigan. It's an a 8-point margin lead among likely voters in Michigan.

OutFront tonight: CNN's Chief National Correspondent John King.

CNN Poll: Romney trailing in birth state

It's the state where Mitt Romney was born and where his father served as governor, but a new poll indicates President Barack Obama is leading the Republican nominee in the race for Michigan's 16 electoral votes.

According to a CNN/ORC International survey (PDF) released Wednesday, 52% of likely voters in Michigan say if the presidential election were held today, they'd vote for the president, with 44% saying they'd cast a ballot for Romney. The poll is the second in a week to indicate Obama with a lead. The president was up 47%-37% over Romney in an EPIC/MRA poll released last week. But polls conducted earlier this summer indicated a closer contest.

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  1. tunji

    Great news yes mr president you are the men keeps moving ahead to the tops

    September 19, 2012 at 10:38 pm | Reply

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