By Brandon Hall
(Email Him At WestMIPolitics@Gmail.com)
Shri Thanedar leads Gretchen Whitmer by 3% in a new MRG poll, and in a sign of Shri's growing momentum, he is already under fire from opponents.
The political newcomer is handling the attacks like a pro.
That's a dramatic change from MRG's last poll in September, which put Whitmer ahead of Thanedar by 24 points. A February Epic-MRA poll had Whitmer leading Thanedar by 10 points.
The latest poll also has former Detroit Health Department director Abdul El-Sayed in third at 10 percent, and Livonia businessman Bill Cobbs at 3 percent.
Also a surprise is how grim Detroit looks for Whitmer. Despite an endorsement from Mayor Mike Duggan, she's polling at just 9 percent, is trailing Thanedar by 18 points, and is behind El-Sayed by five points.
However, though the poll is good news for Thanedar and he has the highest name recognition among Democratic candidates at 45 percent, 48 percent of Democratic voters MRG surveyed are undecided."