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.
Pete Hoekstra 50.2%
Clark Durant 4.8%
Randy Heckman 1.8%
Gary Glenn 1.0%
Chuck Marino 0.8%
Peter Konetchy 0.6%
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.