Obama makes push for MI on the airwaves
Analysis of race in swing state
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- Date Oct 31, 2012
Analysis of race in swing state
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Now the Obama campaign is airing some new ads in Michigan highlighting the present in support of -- auto industries -- just talking a little bit about it they're not the only ones getting active -- in Michigan it's just one big swing state.
Where the race is getting tighter by the day yes sixty not -- those up for grabs there the unemployment rate is way above the national average at nine point 3%.
The average price for a gallon of gasoline daily read on how you feel about the economy sometimes at 349 that's read about in line with the national average.
And here's a look at the real clear politics polling average showing President Obama.
Up three points there in Michigan.
-- bill -- -- is the editor of inside Michigan politics back with this now out of talk about what's going on in Michigan so bill.
How -- these polls compared to what we seen over the last couple weeks.
There tighter Mitt Romney has pulled within shouting distance of the president this is very much like 2004.
John Kerry a lead bush by about this margin about 3%.
About a week out and John Kerry actually ended up winning Michigan by about that margin but.
The bush campaign had Kerry so worried that he came in to Michigan on Sunday before the election the campaign.
The difference this time around is neither candidate has come to Michigan personally since early summer.
And bill that was Sunday brought -- US a couple weeks CO when you run the program you still listen this very important that both candidates get on the ground in Michigan.
And neither have what do you make of that.
Well I don't think Obama has felt he needs to get here I think the Obama campaign has been pretty confident they already have Michigan wrapped up.
I think Romney to win -- would have to show off.
And it would seem to me to be pretty easy he could be -- toll to only could step across the state line in the Monroe and he'd be in Michigan.
I think that might push him across the finish line or at least cut down the margin by which he loses Michigan it's very very tight here.
And David Axelrod resisting -- conference caller very -- and Henry was listening in tweeting a little bit about it.
And once again it comes at the David Axelrod will -- his mustache is the president and -- this and Michigan would you take that bad though just seeing.
I think that's worth taking it.
That that could be funny honestly.
The money that is now going to be put into the race here the Obama campaign for the first time that there is gonna spend money here almost a million dollars.
In cable and network TV and metro Detroit area beginning Thursday to try and call her the surge by Romney here at the end and Romney affiliated super pacs are spending 2.2 million dollars between now and Election Day here in Michigan -- real quick -- -- says he what about who ends up winning the state.
Well -- you still have to give Barack Obama a mild edge but.
Again like everything is happening nationally.
It's getting very tight and I wouldn't be shocked if Mitt Romney pulled off the shocker next Tuesday great to have you back on the program -- always nice to see you.
My pleasure --