Poll shows Romney leading Obama in Michigan

A poll shows Michigan-born Mitt Romney leading Pres. Obama in a hypothetical 2012 election match-up. / FILE

A poll of likely Michigan voters shows Mitt Romney beating President Barack Obama in a hypothetical matchup but two other leading Republicans losing to the president.

The poll released Sunday shows the Michigan-born ex-Massachusetts governor getting 46 percent compared to 41 percent for Obama. The difference is just beyond the poll's 4 percent sampling error. Thirteen percent are undecided.

The poll showed Obama with an apparent lead over Newt Gingrich 45 percent to 40 percent, with 15 percent undecided. And it showed Obama leading Herman Cain 50 percent to 36 percent, with 14 percent undecided.

Obama carried Michigan in 2008.

The results of the poll by EPIC-MRA were reported in the Detroit Free Press, which sponsored the poll along with television stations WXYZ, WOOD and WJRT.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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