Romney, Santorum in Dead Heat in Michigan Primary

The economy is front and center as the race heats up in Romney's home state.
2:31 | 02/24/12

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Transcript for Romney, Santorum in Dead Heat in Michigan Primary
Out of politics your voice your vote in just four days away from the crucial Michigan primary the race is a dead -- the candidates are on the attack. And John Berman joins me now and John in his home stretch the economy is front and center getting candidates trying to get -- back to that. Yeah let's return to front and center after kind of a stretch on the sidelines George later today in Detroit Mitt Romney will lay at the details of his new tax plan. It's never to cut taxes but just as important an effort to -- the debate back to where boaters say they want to. Jobs in the economy. In his home state of Michigan today -- -- -- posted a loss of ten or 20% cuts on income tax -- he says it will help create jobs jobs remembered that -- The candidates uttered the word jobs just -- times in two. Jobs jobs jobs millions of jobs. Instead of jobs Mitt Romney's brand new attack on Rick Santorum where he's a corrupt rudderless a Washington insider I don't know that I've ever seen a politician explain that so many -- why it was he voted against his principles. Instead of jobs one attack -- Rick Santorum has been. I think Mitt Romney's -- king -- pro life. -- a rare interview santorum's -- caring discussed her driving goal for her husband's candidacy. Don't want as a mission to make had the culture better culture more -- saying. God himself beside -- Michigan workers. In an ABC news poll last month 51%. Said the most important issue today -- the economy and jobs no other issue cracked double digits. Morals and family values at 3%. Perhaps the political environment is changing -- consumer confidence -- but nevertheless they shipped to the right in -- rhetoric. Could be -- in the middle four years ago at this time among independents both Barack Obama and John McCain were at or above 60%. Favorability. Today Rick Santorum in Mitt Romney just 33%. Favorability. But before Democrats -- new polling from Gallup shows Mitt Romney with a four point lead over Barack Obama right now -- key vulnerability for the president. Might be those rising gas prices which is an issue Newt Gingrich is hitting hard almost every minute on the trail to try to present is that they're talking about yesterday -- John Berman thanks very much.

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