Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Snyder holds 2-to-1 lead over Bernero for Michigan governor

Another poll of Michigan voters released this morning shows Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Snyder with a huge lead -- 53% to 26% -- over Democratic rival Virg Bernero.
The poll of 600 likely voters by Mitchell Research & Communication of East Lansing found Snyder ahead among men (61%-23%), women (46%-28%) and independents (54%-13%). It was conducted August 25-29, and has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.

The Mitchell poll is the latest in a series of post-primary surveys which show the Republican businessman with a commanding lead over the Democratic mayor of Lansing.

But Mitchell cautioned that Michigan remains a very competitive state for Democrats, and he expects the margin to close as election day approaches. The last Republican to win atop the ticket in Michigan was former Gov. John Engler in 1998. Bernero came back to win the Democratic primary in August after trailing House Speaker Andy Dillon by double digits in earlier polls, Mitchell said.

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