Michigan's Presidential Primary is scheduled for Feb. 28. Ahead of election day, The Glengariff Group, Inc. conducted a 500-sample, live operator telephone survey of registered Michigan voters likely to vote in the state's Feb. 28 Republican Presidential Primary Election. The survey was conducted on February 11-13 and has a margin of error of +/-4.38% with a 95% level of confidence.  This survey was commissioned by the WDIV Local 4 and the Detroit News.

Here are the results:

The Auto Bailout:  A Non-Issue


We asked voters if they would be more or less likely to vote for a candidate who opposed giving government loans to the automobile industry.  25.4% of voters would be MORE likely to vote for that candidate while 20.2% of voters would be less likely to vote for that candidate. 50.8% of voters said it made no difference to them.


Michigan’s Republican Senate Nomination:  Hoekstra Continues to Blow Away the Field


We asked voters who they would support in August in the Republican primary for the United Senate.  Pete Hoekstra continues to hold a massive lead on all of his competitors – none of whom get above 5% of the vote.



Candidate                                 Percentage

Pete Hoekstra                          50.2%

Clark Durant                            4.8%

Randy Heckman                       1.8%

Gary Glenn                               1.0%

Chuck Marino                          0.8%

Peter Konetchy                        0.6%

Undecided                                38.0%

Hoekstra wins 64.9% of the vote in Northern Michigan, 64.2% of the vote in West Michigan and 60.4% of the vote in Southwest Michigan.  When we look at just Republican voters Pete Hoekstra’s margin rises to 56.3% with Clark Durant at 5.1%. 


Pete Hoekstra has 87.8% name identification among likely Presidential primary voters breaking 49.8% favorable to 17.6% unfavorable. 

Right Track/ Wrong Track

Republican voters are highly pessimistic about the direction of America, but very optimistic about the direction of Michigan.

By a margin of 9.6%-85.4%, Republican primary voters believe the nation is on the wrong track.  But by a margin of 54.8%-34.8%, Republican primary voters believe Michigan is on the right track.