Thursday, July 27, 2006

Slight Granholm Rebound

From the AP

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A poll released Wednesday shows 47 percent of voters said they'd back Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm if the election were held today, while 44 percent would back GOP challenger Dick DeVos and 9 percent were undecided.

Granholm's numbers have improved slightly since a June poll. Then, 46 percent said they'd back DeVos and 44 percent said they'd back the governor, with 10 percent undecided.

Both polls were conducted by Lansing-based EPIC-MRA for a consortium made up of The Detroit News and television stations WXYZ of Detroit, WOOD of Grand Rapids, WILX of Lansing and WJRT of Flint.

EPIC/MRA polls lean democrat as I've said before. That said, the race is close and anything can happen between now and election day. I'm not discouraged by this poll, and I wasn't declaring victory on the others.

That comes November 7.


Communications guru said...
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Communications guru said...

I posted this on the wrong thread. Sorry, Could you delete it from this thread?

Dan said...

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Pogo said...

Who Cares?

Since polls taken less than 24 hours before an election often fail to predict winners of major races, why even bother to talk about polls 3 1/2 months before the election?

jusmyopin said...

polls are so unpredictable. Always seems that nobody I know ever gets asked, myself included. If we did, Devos would be way ahead according to the numbers in this latest poll. I don't listen to polls.

Keith Richards said...

The precise numbers don't mean anything, especially this far out. The only significant thing about the polls is that they are consistantly showing Granholm and DeVos running within a few points of each other. This means that we have a very competitive race and either candidate could potentially win.

There is always a possibility that something major could happen in the next three months which could have a big impact on the election. Remember that in the Detroit Mayor's race Kilpatrick took a big jump in the polls after delivering his speech at the funeral of Rosa Parks, and some politicos directly attribute his reelection to that timely bit of statesmanship.

jusmyopin said...

Funny thing happened right after I wrote my last entry on this blog. I actually got an automated poll call. Whoever sponsored this poll took steps to manipulate it. I was asked who I would vote for if the election were today; press 1 if I would definetly vote for Granholm, press 2 if(now at this point, knowing that there are only two candidates a lot of people wouldn't listen any further and go ahead and press 2 if Devos was their choice. But...)you would PROBABLY vote for Granholm. Press 3 if you would vote for Devos. The poll continued this way for Stabenaw and the only choice given, Bouchard. This may be why Granholm has taken a lead.