Obama Strong In Michigan, Other Swing States, As Economy Improves

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A slowly improving U.S. economy is helping President Barack Obama gain ground in many of the 14 states where the presidential contest with Republican Mitt Romney hangs in the balance.
Recent polls have shown Obama gaining an edge over Romney in several so-called swing states. Voters in swing states such as Ohio and neighboring Michigan and Pennsylvania do not reliably support the candidate of either the Republican or Democratic party.
Current polling shows Obama leading in eight swing states. Romney leads in three, and new polling was unavailable for three others.
A resurgence in manufacturing is helping the economy, and Obama's chances, in Ohio and Michigan. Over the past year, both states have seen decreasing unemployment rates, which are a key measure of economic recovery.

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  • by RT Location: Lansing on Apr 24, 2012 at 01:35 PM
  • by free Location: mason on Apr 24, 2012 at 09:23 AM
    how can the economy be improving when wages are not keeping up with inflation ?
  • by Anonymous on Apr 24, 2012 at 04:33 AM
    He is learning from Clinton. Get the republicans in office. Blame anything bad on them and then take all of the credit when they are successful.
  • by Tim on Apr 23, 2012 at 01:16 PM
    Economy is getting better where??? Not here I can tell you that for a FACT. Might be a good time to move to N. Dakota.
  • by Todd Location: charlotte on Apr 23, 2012 at 10:56 AM
    Realy,I mean realy.The most successful globalist to run the whitehouse has the spin machine working down at the local level already...just stop it wilx.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 24, 2012 at 04:28 AM in reply to Todd
      Spot on! One would think this is a third world country with the media propaganda mechine!?!?!?
  • by YouKnow Location: Lansing on Apr 23, 2012 at 08:13 AM
    I find it funny that people might attribute anything positive to Obama. Hope and Change still working for you? Maybe we should give up more of our rights and just rely on China for everything the people might need...
  • by Kevin Location: Lansing on Apr 23, 2012 at 08:05 AM
    And just where is the economy improving at? The BS that is told on unemployment is all lies! People have just plain given up looking, so they have fallen out of the contorted methodology of calculating the unemployment percentage. Wake up America and smell the coffee.
  • by CalinMi Location: Lansing on Apr 23, 2012 at 06:40 AM
    Just because they SAY it they think we will Buy it! Yes it Is B.S. The economy is Not getting better no matter What they Say. The Sad thing is there are some out there that Believe that if they Say it it must be true. Pathetic really.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 23, 2012 at 12:39 PM in reply to CalinMi
      It had to get better, there was no way obama could ahve driven them down worse.
  • by anon on Apr 23, 2012 at 04:22 AM
    The economy is improving? Really? Wow!
  • by awake on Apr 23, 2012 at 04:06 AM
    I repeat ..."baloney "! Find it very interesting that "facts" are not "posted" as a comments on ultra liberal NBC stations!
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      by Anonymous on Apr 23, 2012 at 07:29 AM in reply to awake
      That is the AP/NBC/WILX agenda!!!
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