DETROIT -

Michigan's General Election is scheduled for Nov. 6.

Ahead of election day The Glengariff Group, Inc. conducted a 600-sample survey of likely 2012 Michigan General Election voters. 

The live operator telephone survey was conducted from September 15-17, 2012.  (The survey was conducted from Saturday afternoon through Monday evening.)  80% of the survey respondents were contact via land-line.  20% of survey respondents were contacted via cell phone.  The survey has a margin of error of +/-4.0% with a 95% level of confidence.  This survey was commissioned by WDIV Local 4, the Detroit News.

Presidential Election

Generally speaking would you say the nation is on the right track or would you say things have gotten off on the wrong track?

Right track        41.3%

Wrong track     50.3%

A closer look:

                        Right    Wrong

UP/North         30.8%  59.0%

West                28.4%  56.7%

Southwest        52.0%  44.0% 

Mid                  38.5%  59.6%

E Central          48.9%  38.3% 

Oakland           40.5%  51.9%

Macomb          44.0%  52.0%

Wayne             31.4%  58.6%

Detroit              80.0%  15.0%

Would you say you are better off or worse off than you were four years ago?

Better   34.8%

Worse  44.5%

A closer look:

                        Better   Worse  Same