Peabody award–winning journalist Andrea Bernstein is Senior Editor for Politics & Policy for WNYC News. She has previously served as Metro Editor, Political Director, Director of Transportation Nation, and Senior Reporter.
Obama Campaign Jumps into Fray on Auto Bailout
Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 03:57 PM
Seemingly enjoying the fact that neither Rick Santorum nor Mitt Romney supported the bailout of the auto industry, the Obama campaign is out with an ad rubbing it in. "When a million jobs were on the line...every Republican candidate turned their back," the ad says.
An NBC/Marist poll today shows a healthy majority of Democrats and Independents support the bailout -- and a not insignificant number of Republicans do.
Michigan Republicans select a candidate next Tuesday -- but the real battleground for Obama is November, where Michigan will be a key swing state.
Michigan voted for Obama in 2008, but in 2010 elections went heavily Republican.