The latest Public Policy Polling (D) survey of Michigan shows President Barack Obama on solid footing in the Wolverine State.
Obama tops all four Republican presidential candidates by wide margins in the statewide poll's general election matchups. Perhaps most notably, the survey shows the president outpolling Mitt Romney, who was born and raised in Michigan, 54 percent to 38 percent. The PPP survey dovetails with several other polls out of Michigan released this week, which have shown Rick Santorum asserting himself as the favorite to win the primary in Romney's erstwhile stomping ground.
Obama has clearly been bolstered by the successful bailouts of the U.S. automotive industry, as evidenced by the 53 percent of PPP's respondents who said the president has been "good for Michigan's economy." The TPM Poll Average also shows Obama building a comfortable lead over Romney in Michigan, where the two were within five percentage points of each other as recently as December.
PPP surveyed 560 registed voters in Michigan between February 10 and 12. The poll has a margin of error of 4.14 percent.