Michigan voters back Whitmer’s COVID response, disapprove of Trump’s, poll shows
The new survey asked Michigan voters for their feelings on the 2020 presidential race, key issues, and on Gov. Whitmer approval remains strongWhitmer is seen favorably by 54.0% of Michigan voters and unfavorably by 37.3% of Michigan voters. Voters disapprove of Trump pandemic responseBy a margin of 38.6% approve to 54.5% disapprove, Michigan voters sharply disapprove of President Trump’s handling of the pandemic. 50.7% -- a majority of Michigan voters – STRONGLY DISAPPROVE of President Trump’s handling of the pandemic. Voters disapprove of President Trump’s job performance by a margin of 43.7% approve to 52.1% disapprove.
Poll: Peters boosts lead over James, but Michigan US Senate race remains tight
Senator Gary Peters has increased his lead over Republican challenger John James, but the race remains tight, according to a new WDIV/Detroit News poll. But Peters lead in the Detroit Metro region by a margin of 50.3%-33.2%, with 15.2% in Detroit metro still undecided. Among white voters, James leads 47.1%-39.1%. Among Black voters, Peters leads 75.6%-4.7%. Peters leads in early votingAmong those that have already voted, Peters leads 71.8%-18.3%.
Poll: Michigan voters continue to back Gov. Whitmers handling of COVID-19 pandemic
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer continues to have strong support from Michigan voters amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a new WDIV/Detroit News poll shows. About 59 percent of Michigan voters approve of the job Gov. 96 percent of Black voters approve of her performance; 52 percent of white voters approve. Voters back Whitmers pandemic response61 percent of Michigan voters support Gov.
Poll: Michigan voters support Black Lives Matter movement, oppose defund the police
Michigan voters support the Black Lives Matter movement, but are skeptical of the call to defund the police, according to a new WDIV/Detroit News poll. According to the poll, about 58 percent of Michigan voters support the Black Lives Matter movement, with 42 percent strongly supporting it. Party Affiliation Support Oppose Strong Democratic 92.7% 5.0% Lean Democratic 83.4% 7.1% Independent 49.5% 32.1% Lean Republican 30.2% 58.5% Strong Republican 19.3% 70.2%About 94 percent of Black voters support the Black Live Matter movement, while 50.6 percent of white voters support it, according to the WDIV/Detroit News poll. Defund the police lacks support, but voters open to shifting fundsMichigan voters sharply oppose a move to defund the police. Only 17.9 percent of voters support efforts to defund the police while 75.3 percent oppose the efforts. Despite the opposition, Michigan voters support efforts to shift some funding for police to other areas that might fight crime.
Poll: Peters, James in tight race for Michigan US Senate seat
Senator Gary Peters is in a tight race with Republican challenger John James, according to a new WDIV/Detroit News poll. Sen. Peters is running for his second term in the U.S. Senate, while John James is making his second attempt at being an incumbent for the seat. Heading into the final stretch of the 2020 election, Peters holds a 3-point lead over James, which is in the margin of error for the WDIV/Detroit News poll. METHODOLOGYThe Glengariff Group, Inc. conducted a Michigan statewide survey of November 2020 likely general election voters. The 600 sample, live operator telephone survey was conducted on September 1-3, 2020 and has a margin of error of +/-4.0% with a 95% level of confidence.
Poll: Joe Biden holds 5-point lead over Trump in Michigan
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden holds a 5-point lead over President Donald Trump in Michigan heading into the final stretch of the 2020 election, a new WDIV/Detroit News poll shows. In a head to head matchup of likely November 2020 Michigan general election voters, Joe Biden continues to lead Donald Trump by five points, 47 percent to 42 percent. Donald Trump has largely been stuck in cement at 42 percent in Michigan for the past four years. Men support Donald Trump by a margin of 49.1% - 39.5% -- a 9.6% lead. Michigan voters disapprove of Trumps handling of pandemicOverall, President Trump holds a 43.7 percent approval rating with Michigan voters, and a 52.5 percent disapproval.