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Michigan: Obama’s Lead Down to 1 Point

According to the Detroit Free Press:

WASHINGTON — In the wake of the Republican convention, Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama appears to be clinging to the narrowest of leads in battleground Michigan.

Public Policy Polling of Raleigh, N.C., polled 1,147 likely Michigan voters over the weekend and found Obama holds a 47%-46% edge over Republican nominee John McCain — well within the margin of error of 3 percentage points.

Is it a bounce from the convention or McCain’s surprising pick of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate?

From the data, it appears that the Palin pick is clearly helping McCain in the race against Obama in Michigan — a state the Republican hopes to pick up in order to beat the Democrat.

Forty-five percent of respondents in the survey say they are more likely to vote for McCain thanks to the Palin selection (compared with 30% who said they were likely to back Obama for picking Delaware Sen. Joe Biden as his running mate).

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