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Romney Says He’s ‘Fine Being the Underdog’

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0  Updated at 8:17 am, February 16th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(MONROE, Mich.) — Mitt Romney says he is undaunted by polls that show him trailing in Michigan. In fact, the former governor says he’s just fine being “the underdog.”

“It’s always a good thing to be seen as the underdog, to be fighting hard,” Romney said in an interview with WMMT-TV in Grand Rapids, Mich., Wednesday night.  “Never take anything for granted, work very hard, I’ll outwork everyone else in this race, point out the distinctions and records and in the final analysis I want a son of Michigan to be the next president.”

Several polls have shown former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum leading Romney in his home state, suddenly challenging what had been a presumed win for the Romney campaign.

“The polls go up and down.  I go back a while, Donald Trump, Michele Bachman, Herman Cain, Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, in each case I ended up doing pretty well in the final analysis,” Romney said in the interview.

“My guess is by the time people really focus on the different candidates, I’ll get a good send off in Michigan,” he added.

Romney is expected to get a boost in Michigan Thursday when the state’s governor backs his campaign.  Gov. Rick Snyder’s office confirmed the endorsement to ABC News.

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