Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney and Republican Senate Candidate Pete Hoekstra have pulled in front by a small margin in the Presidential and Senate contest.
So far, Congressman Ryan is a hit in Michigan. In what can only be termed as a significant turn of events, Mitt Romney’s selection of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan has turned the Michigan presidential battle on its head. In the Foster McCollum White Baydoun poll for Fox 2 News Detroit of Michigan most likely voters in June, President Obama had a slight lead of 1.14 points (46.89% to 45.48%), within the margin of error.
In the past seven weeks, not only has Mitt Romney stayed close, but now he has vaulted to the lead in Michigan. Our poll finding suggests that the naming of Paul Ryan as his running mate has given him the spark he needed.
Romney now leads in Michigan by 3.8 points, a net gain of 5.21 points from June (Romney 47.68% to Obama 43.88%). The positive turn for Mitt Romney is also helping former Congressman Pete Hoekstra. Hoekstra has erased a 9.68 point deficit just before his primary victory in August and now has a 2.35 point lead over 2 term Senator Debbie Stabenow (48.28% Hoekstra to 45.93% for Stabenow). What this means is Michigan will be ground zero for not just the Presidential campaign but also the national battle between the Republican Party and Democratic Party for control of the U.S. Senate.