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Democrats Hold a Slight Lead for the Michigan Senate

Rasmussen Reports, 9/17 – 9/18

Michigan Senate

  • Gary Peters – Democrat – 41%
  • Terri Lynn – Republican – 39%
  • Other – 5%
  • Undecided – 15%

Rasmussen Reports has just released a poll showing the latest results for the Michigan Senate race between the Democrat Gary Peters and the Republican Terri Lynn. 750 likely Michigan voters were asked who they would vote for if an election were to occur today. The margin of error for this poll was 4%. Peters secured 41% of the votes, while Lynn was close behind with 39%. 5% of the voters would vote for a different candidate and 15% were undecided.

The demographics for this poll were as follows: 47% were male and 53% female, 25% were aged 18-39, 51% were aged 40-64, and 24% were over the age of 65, 82% were white, 13% black, and 5% were of a different ethnicity, and 30% identified as Republican, 36% as Democrat, and 34% as a different party all together.

Lynn achieved an approval rating of 45% and a disapproval rating of 44%, while Peter’s approval rating was 43% and his disapproval rating was 40%. 4% of the voters have never heard of Lynn and 8% of the voters have never heard of Peters. Both candidates have similar approval ratings and the name recognition is not that far off.

If either candidate wants to pull ahead in this election, they will need to convince the undecided voters. Statistically, 15% of the voters were undecided and this is a rather large number. If either candidate can make a dent into this statistic, they may be able to siphon votes from their opponent and secure a victory in this very tight election.

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