Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) hold a slim lead over the Democratic incumbents in Michigan, according to a new survey from an in-state pollster released Sunday.
The latest automated poll from East Lansing, Mich.-based Mitchell Research shows the Republican ticket leading President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe biden among likely voters in Michigan, 46 percent to 45 percent. Interestingly, when the pollster offered respondents simply a choice between the two candidates at the top of each ticket, Obama and Romney were tied at 47 percent a piece.
Polls in the Great Lakes State have been all over the place this summer, but the findings from Mitchell Research have consistently shown a very tight race there between Obama and Romney. The PollTracker Average currently shows Michigan in the toss-up column, with Obama barely leading, 46.4 percent to 44.6 percent.