Detroit News-WDIV Poll Shows Whitmer with 12-Point Lead

October 29, 2018, 5:47 PM


If the latest poll is accurate, GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette better start sending around his resume.

The Glengariff Group Inc. poll conducted for The Detroit News and WDIV shows Democrat Gretchen Whitmer holding on to a commanding lead against Schuette, Jonathan Oosting of the paper reports. 

Whitmer leads Schuette by 12 percentage points, according to an Oct. 25-27 poll of 600 likely voters. Two debates did little to change minds, the survey suggests.

Nearly 50 percent of respondents said they'd vote for Whitmer, compared with 37.5 percent for Schuette and 4 percent for third-party candidates. Nine percent of respondents were undecided.The error margin is 4 percebtrage points in either direction.

Live operators conducted the statewide phone survey. Sixty five percent of respondents were on landlines and 35 percent were on cell phones. Forty-five percent said they typically vote Democratic, compared with 38.5 percent Republican and 15 percent independent. 

Whitmer also led by 12 points in the last poll the firm conducted Sept. 30-Oct. 2.

Read more:  The Detroit News

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