CNN projects Obama will win Michigan, Romney's native state where his father served as governor during the 1960s. (Massachusetts is also considered Romney's home state, where he was governor from 2003-2007) While CNN expected Michigan to lean Democratic, Romney's team and national Republicans sought to put the state in play, purchasing millions in television advertisements in Michigan in recent weeks. An EPIC-MRA poll released last week indicated the president had a six-point advantage over Romney. The Wolverine State also serves as home to a large sector of the auto industry, a part of the economy that has seen intense focus in the presidential election. Obama's campaign especially portrayed the president as the industry's savior thanks to his role in overseeing the auto bailout.