And Hoekstra also faces headwinds from the top of the ticket, the poll shows. President Obama has opened up a 10-point lead on Mitt Romney, slightly higher than his 6-point advantage in late July. The poll was conducted Sept. 8-11, in the wake of the Democratic National Convention, for the Detroit Free Press and four TV stations throughout the state. EPIC-MRA surveyed 600 likely voters, for a margin of error of plus-or-minus 4 percentage points.
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