Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Shock Poll: Duggan 47%, Schuette 32%

By Brandon Hall
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A surprising new poll probably won't do much to throw cold water on the prospects of Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan's possible campaign for Governor: Duggan beats Attorney General Bill Schuette 47% to 32%, a 15 point margin.

Duggan has insisted he has no plans of running for Governor, but he had to say that, as until last week, he was running for re-election as Mayor... Duggan won big, beating State Sen. Coleman Young by over 44%, 72-28.

The question now is, will his tune change in the next few months?

According to Tim Skubick of WLNS:

"New polling data out today showing Democrat Gretchen Whitmer in a virtual tie with Republican Bill Schuette in the race for governor.

But another Democrat beats Mr. Schuette by 15 points.

For literally years, Detroit mayor Mike Duggan has steadfastly said he will not run for governor and there’s no evidence that he will.

But in a head-to-head race with potential Republican candidate Bill Schuette, Mr. Duggan wins by 15 points 47 percent to 32 percent.

But the Target Insight MIRS newsletter poll also shows Democrat Gretchen Whitmer, whose been running for 11 months is in a statistical dead heat with Mr. Schuette 41 percent to 40 percent."

Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.

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