WDIV/Detroit News poll: Stabenow holds double-digit lead in Michigan's US Senate race

John James and Sen. Debbie Stabenow

Sen. Debbie Stabenow continues to hold a double-digit lead against Republican challenger John James, according to a new WDIV/Detroit News poll.


WDIV/Detroit news poll results.


Here are some of the key findings from the poll: 

Debbie Stabenow leads John James by a margin of 52.7 percent-34.7 percent -- an 18-point lead. Third party candidates take 2.8 percent. 9.8 percent of voters are undecided.


WDIV/Detroit news poll results.



WDIV/Detroit news poll results.


  • Among DEFINITE voters, Stabenow holds a lead of 53.3 percent-34.9 percent -- a lead of 18.4 percent.
  • Among men, Stabenow leads 50.4 percent-36.4 percent -- a 14 percent-point lead.   Among women, Stabenow leads 54.8 percent-33.0 percent -- a 21.8 percent point lead.
  • Among Independent voters, Stabenow continues to lead 42.2 percent-26.5 percent --  a 15.7 percent lead among independent voters.

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Poll methodology: 

The Glengariff Group, Inc. conducted a Michigan statewide survey of November 2018 likely general election voters. The 600 sample, live operator telephone survey was conducted on September 30-October 2, 2018 and has a margin of error of +/-4.0 percent with a 95 percent level of confidence; 65.0 percent of respondents were contacted via landline telephone; 35.0 percent of respondents were contacted via cell phone telephone. This survey was commissioned by WDIV Local 4 and the Detroit News.  

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