(WXYZ) - Tonight could be exactly what Governor Mitt Romney needs to make him the front-runner in Michigan and many other voter rich states across the nation.
He will officially accept the Republican Party’s nomination for president and deliver the most important speech of his political career to date.
How Romney influences undecided voters will be crucial in a political race that is much too close to call.
In a new poll conducted by EPIC MRA and released first to WXYZ-TV and the Detroit Free Press, 49 percent of Michigan voters say they would vote to re-elect President Barack Obama if they had to vote right now.
Forty-six percent of the 1200 people surveyed in the automated statewide poll would cast their ballot for Governor Romney, 5 percent are still undecided.
In the U.S. Senate race between Democratic incumbent Debbie Stabenow and former West Michigan Congressman Pete Hoekstra, Stabenow would win 51 percent to 44 percent with 5 percent undecided, if voters had to decide that contest today.
The Epic MRA poll was conducted on August 28 and has a plus or minus margin of error of 2.6 percent. Thirty-nine percent of the people surveyed describe themselves as Democrats, 36 percent say they are Republicans.
VIEW THE POLL RESULTS BELOW:
Thinking about the November election for president, if you are very certain to vote, Press 1, if you are somewhat certain, Press 2, if you are not sure yet, Press 3, and if you are not likely to vote, Press 4.
96% Very certain to vote
2% Somewhat certain to vote
2% Not sure yet
If the election were held today and you had to decide right now, which candidate would you lean toward? Press 1 for Mitt Romney the Republican, Press 2 for Barack Obama the Democrat, or Press 9 if you are still undecided.
46% Mitt Romney the Republican
49% Barack Obama the Democrat
5% Still Undecided/Unsure
If the election were held today and you had to decide right now, which candidate would you lean toward? Press 1 for Pete Hoekstra the Republican, Press 2 for Debbie Stabenow the Democrat, or Press 9 if you are still undecided.
44% Pete Hoekstra the Republican
51% Debbie Stabenow the Democrat
5% Still Undecided/Unsure
How would you describe your party affiliation? Press 1 if you are a Republican, Press 2 if you mostly lean toward voting for Republicans, Press 3 if you are a Democrat, Press 4 if you mostly lean toward voting for Democrats, Press 5 if you are an Independent and don’t vote for one party more than the other, and Press 6 if you are a member of a minor political party.
36% TOTAL REPUBLICAN
39% TOTAL DEMOCRAT
25% Independent/ Minor party/other
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