GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- The race between President Obama and Mitt romney is now a statistical dead heat in Michigan, according to WZZM 13's latest poll.
The survey, conducted by the Glengariff Group for WZZM, WDIV-TV and the Detroit News, shows President Obama with support of 47.7% of Michigan voters. Republican challenger Mitt Romney is at 45%. The two men's results are within the poll's 4% margin of error.
Mr. Obama has an 11-percentage point lead over Romney among women voters, 52%-41%, but Romney has gained support among men and now holds a six-point lead in that group, 49%-43%.
Romney is leading the President when voters are asked who would do a better job handling the economy, though Obama leads when the issues are foreign policy or values.
Economy August September October Pre-Election
Romney 45.8% 40.2% 45.3% 47.3%
Obama 45.0% 49.7% 45.2% 43.8%
Foreign Affairs August September October Pre-Election
Romney 38.0% 34.7% 39.7% 41.5%
Obama 51.0% 55.0% 50.0% 49.7%
Values August September October Pre-Election
Romney 39.3% 38.7% 39.5% 42.7%
Obama 50.2% 54.3% 48.3% 48.0%