Benefitting from strong support from women voters in the state, President Barack Obama holds a 5.5-point lead over Mitt Romney in Michigan, a new poll released Thursday shows.
The poll, conducted by Glengariff Group, shows Obama earning the support of 47.5 percent of likely voters in Michigan, while Romney trails with 42 percent support. While Michigan voters are divided over which candidate would do a better job presiding over the economy, Obama is bolstered by an 11-point advantage among women voters in the state, as well as high marks for his administration's successful effort to restructure the U.S. automotive industry. On the question of who would do a better job planning for the state's auto industry, 42.5 percent give the nod to Obama, while 32.2 percent prefer Romney.
The PollTracker Average currently shows Obama with the upper hand in the Great Lakes State, leading Romney by 5.1 points.