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Welcome to Michigan Radio’s coverage page for the 2012 Election.If you’re looking for more information to help with your decisions, you can read our collection of stories about key races featured below.You can also check out our Guide to the Ballot Proposals.

New poll shows Romney leading Santorum in Michigan

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Mitt Romney has closed the gap in the polls.

There's nothing like a good political pony race, and Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are in a close one in Michigan.

Much has been made of Rick Santorum's lead in Michigan. How could an outsider be up on Michigan's native son?

Now a new poll shows Romney has closed the gap.

The Michigan Information and Research Service and the Mitchell Research Poll released new numbers this morning. It shows Romney leading Santorum 32 percent to 30 percent - well within the margin of error of +/- 4 percentage points.

Here's more on the poll from the Detroit Free Press:

It shows formerHouse Speaker Newt Gingrich trailing the two Michigan frontrunners with 9 percent and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas next with 7 percent. However, the poll showed the potential for a great deal of change with 22 percent saying they were undecided. If nothing else, the poll indicates how unsettled an already volatile campaign remains.

 

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