In Mirror Of Primary, Duggan Leads Napoleon 2-1: Free Press/WXYZ Poll
September 23rd, 2013, 6:33 AM
Mike Duggan continues to lead Benny Napoleon nearly 2-1 among voters with just six weeks left before the city’s November 5 election, according to a Free Press/WXYZ poll.
Duggan, the former chief of the Detroit Medical Center, was favored 49% to 25% for Wayne County sheriff Napoleon, the poll of 400 likely Detroit voters found. About 26% of respondents were undecided, according to Matt Helms in the Free Press.
Duggan’s lead was outside the poll’s margin of error of 4.9 percentage points and nearly mirrors his showing in the city’s primary, when he captured 51% of the vote despite having been booted from the ballot over residency issues and running as a write-in candidate.
"Napoleon may even be losing momentum: his approval ratings among likely voters have fallen significantly. A May Free Press/WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) poll found his approval rating at 63% favorable and 20% unfavorable; this latest poll shows those who view him favorably now at 43%, and his unfavorability numbers at 35%. Favorarability numbers for Duggan, on the other hand, rose slightly, to 56% from 52% in May, while his unfavorability numbers remained at 19%."