MCRI gives Senate hopeful a boost
The Michigan Civil Rights Initiative has landed on Michigan’s ballot and its Senate race, giving a GOP candidate a significant boost over his challengers.
If the GOP senate primary were held today, Rev. Jerry Zandstra who supports the initiative would receive 45 percent of the vote from likely GOP primary voters. His challengers, Michael Bouchard and Rev. Keith Butler, who both oppose MCRI, would receive 8 percent, respectively.
Those surveyed would vote 78-22 in favor of the initiative.
The caveat: 48 percent were undecided about which they would vote for if they knew the candidates’ preferences about MCRI. This is likely due to the low name recognition of all the candidates. Furthermore, the primary race is months away, the poll was about a single question (people often decide who they’ll vote for on more than one issue) and the race is split among three contenders. It’s no surprise half of the sample haven’t made up their minds yet.
Mike Bouchard and Keith Butler both oppose MCRI (Michigan Civil Rights Initiative). Jerry Zandstra supports it. Although I support MCRI, that's not the main reason I support Jerry Zandstra (economy is the reason for me), but a lot of people are supporting Jerry based on this issue.
I've long said that Jerry's only real weakness is name recognition. Those who meet him and know him tend to support him. I encourage every republican and conservative to visit his website and to go to a GOP event where Jerry will be attending.
Mike Bouchard and Keith Butler would be good senators. Jerry Zandstra would be a great senator and a leader among a group of followers.