This is what momentum looks like. Mitt Romney is now within three points of President Obama in Michigan, a state Obama won by a wide margin in 2008. Obama leads Romney 47.7 percent to 45 percent among likely voters, according to a Detroit News survey with a four-point margin of error.

Panic time in Chicago!

  • Rafael Eduardo Peña-Rios Riber

    cue the chants of “he bought the elections!!!1!!!1111!!oneoneoneeleven”

  • Mark Stephens

    As a Michigan resident, I am more excited than ever for 6 November to get here. Living in the liberal southeast (read as “Detroit”) area of the state, I really hope to be smiling on 11/7!

    • putthehammerdown

      Love your Patton image. Living in Oak. Cnty. and being a Lifelong Michigan resident I can say without hesitation it will be close, but We are going to Go GOP/President this time.
      Then, the real fun begins……..

    • Josephine (D)

      I kind of feel your pain; I live about 50 miles south of Detroit in NWOH, and I can tell I’m surrounded by liberals. But I am literally praying for a Romney victory, and that the people here won’t riot. =)

    • ClarkFL

      I’m here in Fla, and this state is going to go for Romney. Everywhere I go around my town, I see Romney/Ryan bumper stickers and yard signs for them. I haven’t seen one Obama yard sign and only 1 bumper sticker. I’m ready for our 29 electoral votes to go to Romney/Ryan.

      BS CBS News/NY Times/Quinnipiac poll says its a tie, but Romney is up with independents and the poll oversampled Democrats. Can’t wait to see how wrong some of these polls were.

      • Catherine Barrett

        I too am in Florida .. a FORMER Michigan resident — Granholm “blew me away” 😉 We got our first Obama sign on our street this week .. ON THE DRUG DEALER HOUSE! LOL .. so all the neighbors who hadn’t put up signs yet .. went and got Romney/Ryan Signs .. now we surround HIM!

        • ClarkFL

          Awesome. I’m the only one in my neighborhood with a sign in the yard, but my neighbor has a bumper sticker and another neighbor and I both want Obama to take a walk Nov 7th right back to his corrupt haven Chicago.

  • RDPortland

    I really thought if any purple state would go for Obama overwhelmingly in this election cycle, it’d be Michigan.

    It looks like at the least, it will be closer than many of us probably suspected.

  • Josephine (D)

    This is good but kind of surprising news. On one hand, the unions worship Obama; on the other hand, people are sick of being lied to by Obama.

    • Mark Stephens

      While the union leadership has definitely drunk the Kool-Aid, is the same true for the memberships? Yes, a large percentage will vote Obama, but I’m getting the impression that the rank and file is not as unified as it used to be.

  • ML438

    I live in the Detroit area and have seen many Romney/Ryan signs, one of which is on my front lawn. I truly believe Michigan will be in the Romney column on Nov. 6! ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!!!

    • Paul C.

      I live in Ma. and wish I could say the same.
      R&R 2012

      • Mark Stephens

        I feel your pain, Paul. Just be sure to get out to vote! Even though it may not mean much in the Electoral College, the popular vote is also critical. We need to give R&R a mandate.

  • Guest

    (R) Don Volaric against (D) Sander Levin in District 9 (Our District) also received endorsements from the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News. Quite the turn of events here in Michigan.

    • Mark Stephens

      Having BOTH DetNew and the Freep making Republican endorsements says a great deal about how things are going here.

      • Christopher Chambers

        Honestly, it doesn’t look like anyone still lives in Detroit from the pictures on the news. Hopefully there are enough sensible people left in Michigan to move the state to the red side.

    • Jerry Gilbert Owens

      I see the empty suit, GOOD

  • linda setters

    poor chris matthews…I bet he is in stroke mode

    • Catherine Barrett

      I can’t wait to watch him on election night … as they carry him off .. either his head will explode or the guys in the white coats 😉

    • Jerry Gilbert Owens

      I feel his pain.ha ha

  • mommasaurus009

    @MarkStephens This is one-of MANY -UAW rank and file who ARE NOT voting for Obama! I am just north of Detroit-“Automation Alley”-and there are MANY more Romney/Ryan signs than Obama

  • afvet4america

    If you know anyone that doesn’t want to vote Romney-Ryan show them this.

    woman gives good reasons why she switched to the Romney ticket:

    I hope
    all Americans could see this one.

    • EEKman

      Wow. That’s what you actually believe? You are all lost scared children in a world that is too complex for you if that is the case.

      It’s as if she was scaring 5 year olds into eating their vegetables by telling them monsters will eat them in their sleep if they don’t.

      If you are truly swayed by that you are in dire need of an education.

  • EEKman