Foster McCollum White & Associates______________________________________________________________________________________
“The data prompts further study
for both by the Obama and Romney teams,
statedAttorney Tarek Baydoun, political
analyst for Foster McCollum White Baydoun. “
The fact thatRomney is still leading in the major swing 4 counties that are harbingers for victory statewide and
is leading in ten of Michigan’s 14 congressional districts indicates that Michigan is still wide
open and the Democrat
’ ground game will play a crucial role in keeping Michigan Blue.”
Additionally, the polling data suggests President Obama has gained support among thefollowing groups since our August poll:
White male voters.
7 of the 8 Congressional Districts that Obama was trailing in our August poll.
Southeastern Michigan.Governor Romney has gained support among the following groups since our August poll:
The Thumb Region of Michigan.
Congressional district.We asked respondents which candidate they trust to honor their campaign pledges andwork to solve the problems of America. President Obama had a slight advantage, with 45.10%indicating they are more likely to trust Obama and 42.12% more likely to trust Romney. Weasked respondents if they had a clear understanding of the Romney campaign
plans to solve
America’s problems. In spite of the f
act that Romney has been campaigning for the past fewyears, only 51.15% of Michigan respondents believe they have a clear understanding of Mitt
Romney’s policies. The data suggest that Romney must provide more detail about his policies.
Considering the length of time that Romney has spent trying to reach voters he should have ahigher clarity level among the respondents.Foster McCollum White Baydoun (FMW)
, a national public opinion polling and voteranalytics consulting firm based in Michigan and representing the combined resources of FosterMcCollum White & Associates (Troy Michigan) and Baydoun Consulting (Dearborn Michigan)conducted a telephone-automated polling random survey of Michigan registered and most likelyNovember 2012 General election voters to determine their voting and issue preferences for:A.
The baseline for Presidential General Election Preference.B.
The baseline for United State Senate General Election Preference.C.
Voters’ preference for
trusting the Presidential candidates.D.
Voters’ preference for understanding Candidate Romney’s platform and
The baseline for all six Michigan Statewide ballot proposals.This sixteen question automated poll survey was conducted on September 12, 2012 andwas commissioned by Fox 2 News Detroit. The aggregate Michigan Statewide polling studysample size of 1,155 respondents has a 2.88% margin of error, with a confidence level of 95%.To view the reports of our polling studies on the President, United States Senate and otherpolitical topics for Fox 2 News online, please click the following links -http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/category/237819/politics