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SHOWDOWN STATES: MICHIGAN
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• George W. Bush
• John Kerry
• Ralph Nader
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Sampling error: +/-4% points
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Michigan poll roundup
COOK ELECTORAL RATING - LEANS KERRY
The Cook Political Report rates each state's leaning in the Electoral College based upon a canvas of at least four top strategists for each party. As of October 21, Michigan was rated Leans Kerry.
Cook's U.S. electoral map
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BUSH/CHENEY
10 Bush visits since March 3
Oct. 31 - CHENEY: Rally, Romulus
Oct. 30 - BUSH: Rally, Grand Rapids
Oct. 29 - CHENEY: Rally, Dimondale
KERRY/EDWARDS
7 Kerry visits since March 3
Sept. 29 - EDWARDS: Rally, Muskegon
Oct. 25 - KERRY: Rally, Warren
Oct. 8-9 - EDWARDS: Fund-raisers and rallies, Detroit, Saginaw
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BUSH/CHENEY
$701,184
October 21-27
KERRY/EDWARDS
$1,040,438
October 21-27
17



Great Lakes State, Wolverine State

Estimated 10,079,985 in 2003

Gore (51%) defeated Bush (46%) by 217,279 votes.
Presidential voting history

Before the 2000 election, Michigan had been a bellwether state in presidential elections, choosing the winner in the previous 10 elections. In the 1992, 1988 and 1984 elections, Michigan was within 1 percent of the winning national percentage.
Electoral College explainer




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