Survey: 40 percent of Detroit voters to write in mayoral candidate

Nearly 40 percent say they will write in Mike Duggan at Primary Election, according to survey


DETROIT – Forty percent of potential Detroit voters plan to write in their mayoral candidate choice at next week's Primary Election, according to a survey commissioned by MIRS.

View/download: MIRS survey of Detroit voters

The survey conducted between Monday and Wednesday by phone asked 500 likely voters who they would vote for on the ballot or if they planned to write in a candidate's name. The respondents also were asked if they planned to write in Mike Duggan and 92.7 percent said they were "very certain" they would.

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Of those who said they were voting for a person on the ballot, 29.5 percent said they would be voting for Benny Napoleon, 7.6 percent said Tom Barrow, 6.4 percent said Lisa Howze, 5 percent said Krystal Crittendon, 1.4 percent said John Olumba, .9 percent said Fred Durhal Jr. and 9.2 percent were undecided.

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