How accurate were the polls this midterm election cycle?
Several polls predicted Republican candidates would win in major Senate and gubernatorial races this midterm election cycle. But, that didn't happen. Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia's center for politics, joins CBS News' Catherine Herridge to discuss why.news.yahoo.com
Kürsten von Hoffman of Taylor girls basketball is voted Metro Detroit Athlete of the Week
Some of the Metro Detroit Athlete of the Week polls have seen close battles for the top spot. Taylor girls basketball player Kürsten von Hoffman won the Athlete of the Week poll in dominant fashion by collecting 13,069 votes from fans, which translates to 69.62 percent of the 18,772 total votes cast in the poll. That was well ahead of the 4,184 votes collected by D’Naye Robinson of Center Line girls basketball in the runner-up position. The junior guard made the poll because she scored 21 points with four 3-point shots along with collecting seven rebounds and four steals in a 49-24 win over Dearborn Edsel Ford. If you are having trouble viewing the poll, please click here.mlive.com
House Speaker Michael Madigan and federal corruption investigation loom over state House, Senate races
All 118 Illinois House seats and 22 of 59 state Senate seats were on the ballot this fall. But because 52 House and 11 Senate races were uncontested, a handful of competitive districts — largely in the suburbs — will determine whether Democrats lose or add to their veto-proof majorities in both chambers. Democrats hold supermajorities of 74-44 in the House and 40-19 in the Senate, meaning Republicans would need a historic number of victories to take control of the House and will remain the Senate’s minority party regardless of Tuesday’s outcomes.chicagotribune.com
It could take until Friday to process all Michigan ballots due to backlog, SOS estimates
DETROIT – It could take up to 80 hours or until Friday to process all Michigan voting ballots, estimates Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. Speaking to Local 4 News this morning the state leader acknowledged that period of time could change depending on voter turnout today. As of this morning 3.1 Michigan million residents had already voted absentee. About 2 million more people are expected to vote today alone, said Benson. Currently, there are just over 8 million registered voters in Michigan.
Michigan attorney general answers important questions ahead of Election Day
Election day has arrived, and Local 4 spoke with Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel to answer some of the most important questions that are still causing confusion for some residents. Election 2020: How WDIV reports election resultsYou can read Nessel’s answers to these questions below. Any form of intimidation or harassment at a polling place is a felony. What should I do if I encounter someone at my polling place who makes me feel unsafe? Are we going to see final results of the Michigan vote on election night?
‘One little incident could set someone off’: How police are working to keep polls safe in Michigan
What’s going to happen when residents around Michigan go to the polls Tuesday to vote in the General Election? One little incident could set someone off, so from a law enforcement standpoint, that is what you are worried about.”Is the state prepared for Tuesday? Election 2020: How WDIV reports election resultsWith that comes increased concerns about safety at the polls. “I think you’ve really got to keep an eye on the ballots,” Arena said. His office is on the lookout for anyone threatening voters who are trying to exercise their rights.
What’s The Buzz talks about the importance of voting
Election Day is tomorrow and that’s What’s The Buzz today. Tati Amare talked with some friends of the show all about the importance of voting, but they stayed away from politics. Joining in to talk about this were Blaine Fowler, the host of the Blaine Fowler Morning Show on 96.3 WDVD, Mimi Brown, a local author and motivational speaker, and AJ Williams, the managing editor of the Michigan Chronicle. The group discussed various topics including if Election Day should be a National holiday, They also talked about feelings of if you could date someone who doesn’t vote. Watch the video to see what the group had to say!
Consulting firm uses social media to track voters' attitudes about US candidates
Ahead of the 2020 presidential election, the firm developed a new process for “polling” the public that relies on digital interactions. Using artificial intelligence on social media, Ad Victory tracks races across the U.S. by logging online enthusiasm or opposition shown for candidates. In fact, the consulting firm observed that attitudes toward the candidates actually positioned James ahead of Peters by 10 points. The firm also believes that the presidential race between Joe Biden and Donald Trump is closer than what polls are suggesting. On Sunday, President Trump will hold a rally in Washington Township at Total Sports Park.
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.
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.
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%.
Judge blocks Michigan’s ban on transporting voters to polls
The decision is significant in a state that is anticipating waves of absentee ballots this fall; about 2.3 million have already been requested. For absentee ballots to be counted, Michigan law requires them to be received by the time polls close on Election Day. “With the November election quickly approaching, voters and local clerks need certainty — and these decisions provide that,” Jarvi said. Separately, a federal judge on Thursday blocked Michigan's longstanding ban on transporting voters to the polls. “Congress implemented a statutory scheme and gave citizens the right to spend money on transporting voters to the polls,” Davis said.
Many Michigan residents still vote in-person for primary
NOVI, Mich. More than 1 million Michigan voters have cast absentee ballots in the states primary election. But there were still those who chose to vote in-person on Tuesday, including Irma Ramirez. The primary features several races in which nominees will be chosen for U.S. House and statehouse seats in races that will be decided in November. Still, Suggs said she felt safe while voting. So, I felt very safe, yeah.
New poll shows strong support for Michigan Gov. Whitmers handling of COVID-19 pandemic
Gretchen Whitmers handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state -- but most are ready to get back to work. Whitmers handling of the pandemic, including 44.7% who strongly approve. 42.8% of Michigan voters approve of President Trumps handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, compared to 50.4% who disapprove. Whitmer's handling of pandemic (WDIV)Michigan voters support gradual reopeningRespondents were read two different statements and asked which one more closely reflected their current position on COVID-19. The Chambers April poll indicated that 61% of respondents felt safe or somewhat safe returning to the workplace .