Never look at a single poll in a vacuum. I recall polls showing Christine O’Donnell narrowing the gap in Delaware and Sharron Angle beating Harry Reid in Nevada in 2010, and also recall polls showing John Kerry up by several points in 2004. Mistakes happen. Still, all we have to do right now is watch the ad wars and overanalyze polling, so here’s news from the worst state in the nation (I say that as an Ohio State fan):
A survey by Mitchell Research & Communications showed the race is a statistical dead heat between President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican challenger Mitt Romney, with Romney leading, 45 percent to Obama’s 44 percent.
But a poll by Rasmussen gave the edge to Obama, 48 percent to 42 percent.
Both surveys show that Romney, who was born in Michigan, is closing the gap with the president. Last month, Obama had a larger lead in a Rasmussen poll, 50 percent to 42 percent.
The Mitchell poll is obviously the eyebrow raiser in the set, but Rasmussen showing the race narrowing is also good news for Romney. Expect Obama to demonize Romney for wanting to “let Detroit go bankrupt” as he likes to put it. Funny how he rather use taxpayer money to save the auto unions as opposed to stave off our government’s inevitable bankruptcy, isn’t it? Romney has a lot of work to do to win Michigan, but it could be done. Obama can’t be thrilled with the numbers, and that makes this a fun poll to share.