President Barack Obama holds a 6-point lead over Mitt Romney in Michigan, according to a new survey from an in-state pollster.
In the latest poll from Lansing, Mich.-based firm EPIC-MRA, Obama earns the support of 48 percent of likely voters in the Great Lakes State, while Romney trails with 42 percent. The results are a departure from the previous EPIC-MRA poll in June, which found Romney leading Obama by a razor thin margin, 46-45 percent.
Michigan has long been thought to be auspicious political terrain for Obama, due largely to his administration's successful restructuring of the U.S. automotive industry. Despite recent polls that have shown the presidential race tightening in Michigan, the PollTracker Average shows the state still favors Obama, who currently leads Romney, 48.3-41.9 percent.