UNDATED (WKZO) -- The addition of Paul Ryan to the Romney ticket doesn’t seem to have helped the Republicans in Michigan, and if the latest Mitchell Poll is correct, it may have hurt them.
The Poll conducted by Mitchell Research had been calling the race a statistical dead heat in Michigan with the candidates just 1% apart in the last two samplings. The latest automated sampling, taken since the Wisconsin Congressman was added to the ticket shows Obama surging to a 5% lead in Michigan, 49 to 44%.
The new poll shows Obama’s numbers going up with women and independents in the latest survey, when compared to the earlier surveys done by Michell with about a 3% sampling error.
Several other polls taken in Michigan also show Obama leading.