In the Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, Plains, and Far West, secession sympathizers top out at 22 percent of the population.
Energy policy may also be critical for the future of the Great Lakes–based American auto industry.
Just over a week ago, Santorum was enjoying a 10-point lead in the Great Lakes State.
Group of five large freshwater bodies in central North America. They include, west to east, Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, and Lake Ontario. Except for Lake Michigan, which is entirely within the United States, the Great Lakes serve as borders between the United States and Canada.
Note: Major shipping route through the St. Lawrence River to the Atlantic Ocean.