Here are the results from a Marketing Resource Group poll conducted for Inside Michigan Politics:
For the Republican race:
- Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson – 22%
- 2nd Congressional District Representative Pete Hoekstra – 17%
- Attorney General Mike Cox – 15%
- Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land – 12%
- Kalamazoo State Senator Tom George – 2%
- Undecided – 32%
Still a lot of undecided people out there. Personally, I’m surprised at the results. I would have guessed that the results would have been completely flipped (with the exception of George). I figured that Land would lead, with Cox behind her. Then I figured Patterson would be in either 3rd or 4th. I haven’t decided yet who I’m supporting, but Patterson is definitely one of my favorite Michigan politicians.
Still, it’s too early to say for sure what’s going to happen.
Moving on to the Democrats’ race:
- Lt. Governor John Cherry – 26%
- First Gentleman Daniel Granholm-Mulhern – 10%
- Michigan State University Trustee George Perles – 4%
- Speaker of the House Andy Dillon – 3%
- Undecided – 57%
I really thought Cherry would be doing better than that. He’s often considered the Democrats’ candidate for Governor, but perhaps not that many people have heard of him. Even though there’s a lot of undecideds, I see Cherry winning that race.
Now, that takes us to the head-to-head general election polls:
Cox leads Cherry 41-34%. Patterson leads Cherry 38-34%. Land leads Cherry 39-34%.
The survey was conducted from March 4-10 of 600 Michigan registered voters. The margin of error is +/-4.1%. The margin of error for the GOP primary is +/- 5.7%. The margin of error for the DEM primary is +/- 5.8%.
Again, it’s still early, but I think the Republicans have a decent lead in this race. If we could take back the Governor’s mansion here in Michigan, that’d be pretty fantastic.
I’ll continue following all of the Michigan races as more polls come out, and as more candidates declare.