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EPIC-MRA poll shows Whitmer with 11% lead over Dixon

Gretchen Whitmer and Tudor Dixon
Credit: Associated Press
Gretchen Whitmer and Tudor Dixon

New statewide polling conducted in early October has Governor Gretchen Whitmer leading Republican challenger Tudor Dixon by double-digit points

Lansing-based EPIC-MRA recently conducted a statewide poll surveying 600 likely November voters with 70% of them reached by cell phone.

When asked if the election for governor were held today – would you vote for, or who did you already vote by absentee ballot - Incumbent Democrat Gretchen Whitmer holds a double-digit lead over Republican challenger Tudor Dixon 49%-38% with Libertarian Mary Busuma receiving 3% and Green Party candidate Kevin Hogan earning 1%. Donna Brandenburg from the U.S. Taxpayers Party and Natural Law Party candidate Daryl Simpson garnering zero support.

The poll’s margin of error is 4 points. Of those surveyed 41% consider themselves Democrats, 40% Republican, 15% Independent with 4% split as Undecided/Other or refused to answer the survey

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.
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