The presidential race in Michigan is a toss-up, according to a new poll released Thursday.
In the latest survey from EPIC-MRA, a Lansing, Mich.-based polling firm, presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney barely tops President Barack Obama among likely voters in Michigan, 46-percent to 45-percent. That margin is well within the poll's margin of error of 4-percent and runs counter to previous surveys of the Great Lakes State. For example, a survey last month from Democratic-leaning firm Public Policy Polling (PPP) showed Obama comfortably leading Romney in Michigan, 53-percent to 39-percent. Although Romney grew up in Michigan, the state is widely viewed as favorable terrain for the president due to the Obama administration's successful restructuring of the U.S. auto industry.
The TPM Poll Average still shows Obama currently with a solid lead over Romney in Michigan.