"The economy is one of the reasons why I'm not voting for Republicans this year," said Michael Carpenter of Grand Rapids, a 44-year-old entrepreneur and a Republican. "I think we need somebody who has their hand on the wheel and is looking down the road." In other words, he said, Obama.
Battleground Michigan may not be such a battleground after all, as the state's voters increasingly see Barack Obama as the presidential candidate with the better answers for the nation's economic ills.
Doubling his lead of a month ago, the Democratic presidential nominee now has an edge over his Republican rival John McCain, leading him 51%-38%, a Detroit Free Press-Local 4 Michigan Poll shows.
The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
The big lead is the result of widespread support among women and independents and a wide enthusiasm gap over his rival. Read more...>
Source: Detroit Free Press