Poll: Romney narrows gap with independents in Mich.

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Of those surveyed, 55 percent gave the president a negative approval rating on job performance, the same number who said the country was on the "wrong track."

Still, an increasing number of Michiganders see the state economy as starting to improve. Some 58 percent of those surveyed saw positive signs for the economy, an improvement from January, when just 49 percent of those polled saw reason for optimism.

There's also reason for optimism for Democrats in the state's Senate race. Incumbent Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) carries a net positive favorability rating, with 45 percent of respondents having a favorable impression and 40 percent having a negative one. Republican challenger Pete Hoekstra, meanwhile, carries the same 5-point advantage, but far less name recognition, with a 28 percent to 23 percent advantage.