Thursday, September 06, 2007

Romney Surges in Michigan

Interesting news from the Detroit Free Press. Mitt Romney is far and away the Republican frontrunner in my current state of residence, Michigan. He's polling at a whopping 39%, compared to Rudy Giuliani's 13%.

As a Michigan native, Romney has a home court advantage here. But is that enough to explain his huge lead? Perhaps there's something in his platform that resonates with people here. He's still not number one nationally, but
Romney's move in the polls show a campaign that "has come the farthest in the shortest amount of time."
He's also raised the most cash. If trends continue, we'll be looking at Romney on the ballot in November 2008.

Coincidentally, Michigan is one of those states trying to move up its primaries to January. This would be great for Romney, who could use the early momentum from a solid performance in one of the bellwether states leading up to the nomination.

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