New statewide poll shows Michigan U.S. Senate and governor's race tightening
Michigan voters will head to the polls in less than two weeks. WGVU takes a look recently released statewide polling data focusing on the tightening Michigan U.S. Senate and governor’s races.
Lansing-based EPIC-MRA recently surveyed more than 600 likely Michigan voters, 30-percent of which were cellphone users. Of those interviewed 45-percent consider themselves Democrats, 41-percent Republican and 11-percent Independent.
If the election were held today who would they vote for in the governor’s race?
Five percentage points separate the frontrunners; 46-percent give the nod to Democrat Gretchen Whitmer, 41-percent for Republican Bill Schuette, 3-percent for Libertarian Bill Gelineau with 7-percent undecided and 3-percent favor another party’s candidate.
In the race for Michigan U.S. Senate the gap has narrowed with three-term incumbent Democrat Debbie Stabenow at 49-percent of the vote, Republican challenger John James at 42-percent. Five percent say they’ll vote for a third party candidate and four percent are undecided.
The margin of error in this poll is plus/minus 4.0%.
Patrick Center, WGVU News.