Michigan Senate Poll
August 4-5, 2014

TO:                        Interested Parties
FROM:                  Brock McCleary, President 
DATE:                   August 6, 2014
RE:                        Key Poll Findings – Michigan Senate Poll

 

The race for Senate in Michigan has moved into a virtual tie with Democratic Congressman Gary Peters leading former Republican Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land 45-44%.  Land leads among independent voters 43-39% with 18% undecided.

 Among women voters, Peters leads 49-39% while Land leads 49-41% among men.  Peters holds a 53-39% lead in the Detroit media market while Land leads in the Grand Rapids market 51-36%.

 Likely voters hold net negative opinions of both candidates.  Thirty-two percent hold a favorable opinion of Peters while 36% hold an unfavorable opinion.  Land has a higher unfavorable rating (44%) than Peters but she also has a higher favorable rating (35%) than the Congressman.

 President Obama’s job approval (41% approve, 52% disapprove) in Michigan tracks closely with the national average.  Nearly two-thirds of independent voters disapprove of the way the President is handling his job.

Ballot Test

Q: If the election for U.S. Senate were held today, who would you most likely vote for: Terri Lynn Land, Republican or Gary Peters, Democrat?

Candidate Images

Direction of Country

Q: Would you say that things in the country are going in the right direction, or have they gotten off on the wrong track?

Obama Job Approval

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?

METHODOLOGY:
The sample size for the survey is 549 likely voters and the margin of error is +/-4.18%. The Interactive Voice Response (IVR) automated telephone survey was conducted August 4-5, 2014 by Harper Polling.  The total percentages for responses may not equal 100% due to rounding.