Sen. Gary Peters claims victory; John James has ‘deep concerns’ about vote totals
As incumbent Sen. Gary Peters is declaring victory, Republican challenger John James is not ready to concede. In a statement Thursday, James said, “This campaign is not about me, it never has been. While Sen. Peters is currently ahead, I have deep concerns that millions of Michiganders may have been disenfranchised by a dishonest few who cheat." James also said he will accept the votes “and the will of the people” when the process is complete. If you have character and if you have integrity, you do it gracefully," Peters later said.
Poll: Gary Peters opens nearly 10-point lead on John James in Michigan US Senate race
Senator Gary Peters has increased his lead over Republican challenger John James heading into the final stretch of the 2020 election, a new WDIV/Detroit News poll shows. Gary Peters now leads John James by a margin of 48.4%-38.8%, with 8.7% of voters remaining undecided. Voters who are undecided in the US Senate race are splitting their vote equally in the Presidential race. By a margin of 47.2% Democratic to 40.1% Republican, Michigan voters prefer the Democratic Party to control the U.S. Senate. John James name identification is breaking 33.3% favorable to 40.4% unfavorable.
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: Biden preserves lead over Trump in Michigan, including 32-point lead with seniors
In early September, Biden lead senior voters by only 7.5% -- that lead has exploded to a 32%-point lead. Trump leads with men, Biden leads with womenDonald Trump leads Joe Biden among men by a margin of 50.9%-40.1%, driven exclusively by his support among white men without a college education. But Joe Biden holds a lead of 57.7%-33.2% among Michigan women – a staggering 24.5% Biden lead among women. Biden leads Metro Detroit, suburbsJoe Biden’s lead is driven by Metro Detroit voters where he leads 56.8%-32.3% -- a 24.5% lead for Biden. Biden leads in early voting, Trump leads with in-person voters34.0% of Michigan voters have already cast their ballot as of October 25.
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%.
Full poll: Michigan voters on Biden vs. Trump, Senate race, Supreme Court, vaccines
DETROIT – How are Michigan voters feeling on important races and issues heading into the final stretch of the 2020 election? Older voters now support Biden over Trump by a margin of 59.1%-29.2% -- a nearly 30-point lead for Joe Biden. More: Biden bolsters lead over Trump in Michigan after first debatePeters boosts lead over James in Senate raceMichigan U.S. 57.7% of Michigan voters say the Supreme Court should leave the Affordable Care Act in place. Only 28.1% of Michigan voters believe the Affordable Care Act should be overturned and ruled unconstitutional.
Poll: Michigan voters oppose filling Supreme Court seat before election, support Roe v. Wade and ACA
Majority oppose overturning Roe v. WadeMichigan voters strongly oppose overturning Roe v. Wade. 54.4% of Michigan voters STRONGLY OPPOSE overturning Roe v. Wade while only 18.5% STRONGLY SUPPORT overturning the decision. Catholic voters oppose overturning Roe v. Wade by a margin of 30.1% support/56.3% oppose. 49.2% of Catholic voters STRONGLY OPPOSE overturning Roe v. Wade. 34.8% of evangelical voters STRONGLY SUPPORT overturning the decision while 37.8% STRONGLY OPPOSE overturning the decision.
Poll: Biden bolsters lead over Trump in Michigan after first debate
DETROIT – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has increased his lead over President Donald Trump in Michigan following the first debate, according to a new WDIV/Detroit News poll. Biden boosts lead over TrumpFollowing the first debate of the 2020 election, Joe Biden has taken his largest lead of the Presidential race in Michigan, leading Donald Trump 48.0%- 39.2% -- a lead of 8.8%. Older voters now support Biden over Trump by a margin of 59.1%-29.2% -- a nearly 30-point lead for Joe Biden. Joe Biden has cut that lead in half with Trump now leading white voters by 6.2%Joe Biden holds a 24-point lead in Southeast Michigan leading Donald Trump 56.7%-32.2%. In out-state portions of Michigan, Donald Trump holds a lead of 46.4%-39.2% -- a lead of 7.2%.
Michigan voters consider adding tech devices to search warrant rule
DETROIT – Michigan voters are being asked to amend the state constitution by requiring a search warrant before police examine a wireless phone or other electronic devices. The U.S. Supreme Court in 2014 said warrants are necessary in an age when phones and computers are loaded with sensitive information. Michigan would join 12 states with similar provisions, according to the Citizens Research Council of Michigan. It represents strong protections for electronic data,” said Bill Vailliencourt, the Livingston County prosecutor and past president of the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan. “If the U.S. Supreme Court were ever to change its interpretation of the Fourth Amendment, this would provide separate protection,” he said.
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.
Tigers, Red Wings open Little Caesars Arena, Comerica Park to support November election
DETROIT The Detroit Tigers and Red Wings are partnering with the Michigan Secretary of State to open their venues to support the November election. Little Caesars Arena, home of the Detroit Red Wings, will serve as a safe, centralized training venue for more than 6,000 volunteer election workers over a several week period, in September and October. Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers, has been made available to host a ballot drop box, should the city need additional locations. In addition, the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings will use their social media platforms to share educational information about voter registration, voting by mail, election day volunteer opportunities, and ballot completion. The Detroit Pistons and Detroit Lions announced similar partnerships recently, which will utilize Ford Field and the Pistons new practice facility for voting efforts.