Feb. 28 - Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney faces a day of reckoning in Michigan's primary. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
As voters head to the polls in Michigan, a day of reckoning for Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney who grew up in the state. As voters cast their ballots, Romney is running neck and neck with former Senator Rick Santorum. (SOUNDBITE) (English) Romney supporter John Konja saying: "I voted for Mitt Romney because I think that he is a man of good principles and I think he will take us in the direction that we want to go." Some analysts say local anger about Romney's opposition to the auto bailout has boosted Santorum's chances in Michigan. While Santorum also opposes the bailout, his supporters are focussing on other issues. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SANATORIUM SUPPORTER SHEILA GRIER SAYING: "I think he is a man who has a good record and he follows the same values that I do and that's the foundation of this nation really so I voted for him." A victory for Santorum on what is essentially Romney's home turf would scar the one time frontrunner a week ahead of "Super Tuesday" when voters in 10 states go to the polls. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters.