A new Public Policy Poll shows Obama is losing support in Michigan:
Three months ago, 50% of Michiganders approved of Obama’s job performance. While the same 45% disapprove now, only 47% approve. That decline has come with both Democrats (from 90-7 to 78-15) and Republicans (13-85 to 4-92), while independents are roughly the same (47-42 now, and 47-44 then).
The same poll shows Mitt Romney is the only candidate who can seriously challenge Obama in that state:
The closest any Republican can come is Mitt Romney’s 48-41 deficit, followed by Mike Huckabee’s 50-41, Newt Gingrich’s 53-37, Sarah Palin’s 55-35, and Walker’s 52-32. As with Stabenow, Obama’s greatest strength is the 13-point Democratic turnout advantage over Republicans, for Romney and Huckabee do a better job of locking up their bases, and Obama leads by only one with independents over Romney and six over Huckabee.
Others included in the poll: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, and Scott Walker. Results suggested from this poll are consistent with an earlier PPP poll – that the only serious GOP threat to Obama in Michigan is Mitt Romney.