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Welcome to Michigan Radio’s coverage page for the 2012 Election.If you’re looking for more information to help with your decisions, you can read our collection of stories about key races featured below.You can also check out our Guide to the Ballot Proposals.

Obama, Stabenow remain on top in new Michigan poll

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A recent poll of likely voters by Lansing-based Marketing Resource Group has President Barack Obama and Senator Debbie Stabenow maintaining slim leads in Michigan.

MLive has the story:

The Marketing Resource Group poll of 600 likely voters, conducted Sept. 10 through Friday and given to MLive Media Group, showed the Democratic incumbent and Vice President Joe Biden with 47.5 percent and his Republican rival and running mate Paul Ryan with 42.3 percent. The margin of sampling error was plus or minus 4 percentage points, meaning Obama had a slight edge. Eight percent were undecided.

The poll showed that Michigan voters remain most concerned about the economy and that there is nearly an even split in opinion on Obama's federal health care law.

According to another MLive story, today's poll shows that Senator Debbie Stabenow maintains a consistent lead over Pete Hoekstra:

The Marketing Resource Group survey shows Stabenow with 46.2 percent and Hoekstra with 40.2 percent. Nearly 14 percent of the respondents said they were undecided or didn’t know who they would vote for if the election were right now, or they refused to answer.

MLive notes that Marketing Resource Group traditionally has done research for Republican candidates in Michigan.

- Jordan Wyant, Michigan Radio Newsroom

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