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Barack Obama’s re-election campaign rolled out a new television ad in Michigan Thursday, slamming Republican presidential frontrunner and native son Mitt Romney for dancing on the Detroit auto industry’s grave instead of supporting the 2008 bailout that has brought it back to life.

With the Republican state primary less than week away, the ad is a transparent attempt to get under Romney’s skin, and also takes advantage of a convenient opportunity to tout a success in a state that has seen real economic gains since 2009:

The ad comes on the heels of a fresh poll showing 56 percent of Americans now agree with the president that the auto bailouts were good for the economy, sharply up from two years ago when just 38 percent said so.

Consider this the Obama campaign’s sequel to the Clint Eastwood ‘Imported From Detroit’ Superbowl commercial, which proved a big favorite with viewers.

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