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MI: 2010 Gov (EPIC-MRA 1/24-26)

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Detroit Free Press / EPIC-MRA
1/24-26/10; 600 registered voters, 4% margin of error
400 likely Democratic primary voters, 4.9% margin of error
400 likely Republican primary voters, 4.9% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(Free Press story)

Michigan

2010 Governor: Democratic Primary
23% Ilitch, 9% Peters, 8% Dillon, 6% Bernero, 6% Kildee, 6% Stupak, 2% Wheeler Smith, 2% Bowman, 2% Early

2010 Governor: Republican Primary
32% Cox, 25% Hoekstra, 16% Bouchard, 3% Snyder, 2% George

2010 Governor: General Election
50% Cox (R), 28% Bernero (D)
47% Cox (R), 30% Dillon (D)
48% Cox (R), 30% Ilitch (D)
45% Hoekstra (R), 27% Bernero (D)
40% Hoekstra (R), 32% Dillon (D)
42% Hoekstra (R), 35% Ilitch (D)

 

Comments
Farleftandproud:

My God. This is Michigan and Hoekstra is 18 points ahead of the Democrats. He is about as boring of a candidate as you can get. That is pathetic that the Dems can't get any strong candidates on the ballot. THis is clearly a sign of the failures of the Democrats in congress and the senate getting people's hopes up about health care and other reform, and than they get their hopes dashed when Pelosi tells us there aren't the votes. I don't think most of our leaders on either side of the spectrum have put people first.

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Farleftandproud:

If 90 percent of the voters are white like the GOP is hoping, than any brainless conservative in Michigan can become governor. I'll take bets that unemployment will not come down in 2 years. Michigan will be at 13 percent even when the rest of the US is back down to 7.8. Granholm, will be telling the winner, "see I told you so".

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independent345:

I have a lot of family in Michigan whom I visit quite often, so I'm familiar enough to say that Granholm has been a horrible governor.

Unemployment in Michigan has been among the highest in the nation during her entire time as governor. Granted, this is largely because of auto industry woes, but she has done absolutely nothing innovative to keep jobs in Michigan. Nothing at all.

Thank goodness she is gone soon. Michigan needs a governor who is willing to take action to fix their crippled economy.

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DFW freethinker:

I am not sure what the comment "90 percent of voters are white like the GOP is hoping" is supposed to accomplish. Nationwide the electorate is 75 percent white. I do not see how alienating any portion of the majority is a winning strategy.

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Aaron_in_TX:

I'm not sure what exactly a governor could do to keep jobs in the state, particularly a state like MI that is hardest hit by the economy.

We're probably going to re-elect our governor here in TX even though it took him a couple weeks to realize that we've lost, not added, jobs over the past year.

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Xenobion:

MI is an unsolvable problem. 1 Industry economies are a horrible model for growth and opportunity. You could put a Dem or Rep in MI and it would probably still fail until they figure out how to not make the auto industry the cornerstone of their economy.

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Farleftandproud:

I totally agree that Michigan is an unsolvable problem. I often wonder why Granholm left the safety of Ontario to be near Detroit. I was up in that part of Ontario, and the Detroit news had about 6 murders that week. It was the great white flight to the suburbs in the 50's and 60's that allowed major cities to go to hell. Unfortunately fixing our infrastructure has been a bottom priority in this country for decaded.

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Farleftandproud:

Aaron In Texas: How could they not nominate Kay Huchinson over Rick Perry? SHe is so much more rational and brighter. That would be like in NY state for the Democrats to nominate Patterson over Hillary Clinton if she were running for governor. It doesn't make sense.

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Aaron_in_TX:

"SHe is so much more rational and brighter."

To tell you the sad truth: I think that works against her.

The abortion issue is her main problem. There is no room in the republican primary electorate with even a bit of nuance, and she has very occasionally supported some women's rights issues when it comes to abortion, and she believes Roe v. Wade should stand. Other than that, she voted for the 1st bailout package, which paints her as a "washington insider."

She's never really run a tough race in any election she's been involved in, and she's generally not an argumentative senator, usually preferring to work in the background and support the military, etc... So her relative inexperience at campaigning shows.

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