Obama enjoys far stronger support among women, leading Romney 47.3 percent to 35 percent, while being nearly tied with Romney among men, 43.8 to 43.1 percent. The results pose a potential “gender gap” problem for Romney, pollster Richard Czuba said Friday. The Republican needs to be wary of that margin, he added…
Regardless of female support, Obama’s overall support in Michigan is well below 50 percent. As an incumbent, Czuba said, that indicates the Democrat-leaning state may be in play come November; Obama won the state handily in 2008.
“This is not a slam dunk by any means,” Czuba said. “It’s a race.”
Indeed, Republicans said Obama’s support looks weak for an incumbent. “No. 1, this is great news,” said Saul Anuzis, former chairman of the state Republican Party and a member of the Republican National Committee. The poll “shows how much trouble (Obama’s) in. If Barack Obama loses Michigan, he loses the White House.”