Tag Archives: 2014 Michigan Senate
Rasmussen Reports, 10/20 – 10/22
- Gary Peters – Democrat – 51%
- Terri Lynn – Republican – 42%
- Other – 3%
- Undecided – 4%
We have an update in the Michigan Senate election. According to the latest Rasmussen Reports political poll, the Democrat Gary Peters is enjoying a commanding lead over the Republican Terri Lynn. The poll asked 1,000 likely voters who they would vote for if an election were to occur today. The margin of error for this poll was 3 percent.
The demographics for this poll were fairly even. 30 percent of voters registered as Republican, 36 percent as Democrat, and 34 percent as an unidentified party.
51 percent of voters chose Peters, while only 42 percent chose Lynn. The results of this poll are starkly different than a mid-September poll which had Peters at 41 percent and Land at 39 percent.
45 percent of voters see Land as a favorable candidate. On the other hand, 52 percent view Peters as a favorable candidate. The difference isn’t substantial, but it demonstrates that voters see Peters in a positive light.
Lynn’s decline in the polls is likely due to the unattractiveness of the Republican platform. Peters is against the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, a choice that allows corporations and individuals to infinitely fund political campaigns, while Land supports it.
Lynn doesn’t support increasing the minimum wage to $10.10, Peters does.
On the issue of climate change, Peters believes that humans impact the climate, while Lynn has refused to make a notable statement regarding the issue.
Lynn is against same-sex marriage and Peters supports it.
Both candidates follow the party line, for the most part, and due to this, Lynn is appearing as an unattractive candidate, in a state that is in desperate need of social policy.
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Rasmussen Reports, 9/17 – 9/18
- Gary Peters – Democrat – 41%
- Terri Lynn – Republican – 39%
- Other – 5%
- Undecided – 15%
Rasmussen Reports has just released a poll showing the latest results for the Michigan Senate race between the Democrat Gary Peters and the Republican Terri Lynn. 750 likely Michigan voters were asked who they would vote for if an election were to occur today. The margin of error for this poll was 4%. Peters secured 41% of the votes, while Lynn was close behind with 39%. 5% of the voters would vote for a different candidate and 15% were undecided.
The demographics for this poll were as follows: 47% were male and 53% female, 25% were aged 18-39, 51% were aged 40-64, and 24% were over the age of 65, 82% were white, 13% black, and 5% were of a different ethnicity, and 30% identified as Republican, 36% as Democrat, and 34% as a different party all together.
Lynn achieved an approval rating of 45% and a disapproval rating of 44%, while Peter’s approval rating was 43% and his disapproval rating was 40%. 4% of the voters have never heard of Lynn and 8% of the voters have never heard of Peters. Both candidates have similar approval ratings and the name recognition is not that far off.
If either candidate wants to pull ahead in this election, they will need to convince the undecided voters. Statistically, 15% of the voters were undecided and this is a rather large number. If either candidate can make a dent into this statistic, they may be able to siphon votes from their opponent and secure a victory in this very tight election.
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