snyder bernerodl Poll: Snyder Still Leading BerneroA new poll, released just hours before their one and only debate, shows Republican Rick Snyder retaining a wide lead over Democrat Virg Bernero in the Michigan governor’s race.

Lansing-based EPIC-MRA says 49 percent of 600 likely Michigan voters back Snyder and 29 percent back Bernero, with 18 percent undecided. Four percent prefer one of three minor party candidates in the race. A September EPIC-MRA poll had Snyder ahead 53 percent to 29 percent.

The two telephone polls were commissioned by the Detroit Free Press and TV stations WXYZ, WJRT, WOOD and WILX. The most recent one surveyed 600 likely voters statewide Oct. 3-7 and had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

The polls show Bernero’s statewide name recognition increased from 81 percent to 89 percent in the past month. Snyder’s name is recognized by 92 percent.

The two candidates will debate at 7 p.m. Sunday. You can hear it live on WWJ Newsradio 950.

There’s little change in the favorability ratings for President Barack Obama and Gov. Jennifer Granholm. The Democratic president’s favorability ratings are tied, at 47 percent favorable and 47 percent unfavorable. Forty-three percent gave him a positive job rating, while 57 percent gave him a negative job rating.

Thirty-five percent of voters had a favorable opinion of Democrat Granholm, while 58 percent had an unfavorable opinion.

© MMX WWJ Radio, All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to his report.

  1. JDB says:

    I, along with probably thousands of others, watched two individuals, debate for the privilege of leading our beleaguered state of Michigan, as Governor, for the next 4 years and I’m trying to understand how either party could think this is the best we can do! We are going to .#@ . .in a hand basket and these are our solutions? There’s one guy can’t do anything but continue the same attack dog mentality that is just such a turn-off after all the hardships we’ve endured in recent years. The other appeared to have never been coached in front of the camera and must have been thinking the debate was just a formality. BOTH should be reprimanded for being unable to communicate what is truly lacking and so desperately needed in this in this State. A means to literally erase from our memory the way this state has fallen economically & morally. With emphasis on better parenting, reestablishing the values of our grandparents and the will to contribute, without waiting for something as if you have a right to anything. In other words, you have to earn it! This is our states destiny. But only if you follow it. Lower your standards and you get what you deserve. Visualize a bright progressive, entrepreneurial, spirit. There’s no other way. Do it now so our most precious resource, our children don’t exit our great state. Thank you.

  2. Paul says:

    More shoddy journalism. Why would you run a headline reading, “Still leading..” implying it was taken AFTER the debate, and then note in the body of the story, oh, yeah, this poll was taken BEFORE the debate? The headline is misleading! And our friend Mr. Skubick seems to only report he-said-he-said stories like an earlier one about weather Snyder exported jobs or not. Skubick simply asked each side to get their reactions. Well, what happened to REAL journalism where the reporter actually investigates the facts?! Did he or didn’t he export jobs? The facts never seem to be reported–only the candidates’ spin.

  3. Ricahrdo Brown. A.A. A.S. says:

    I think the Synder / Calley will score a victorious win, and I believe that the salary of the governor is the in front salary of real money for a trained candidate with college political activist on his right hand who sovereigns the statee, that is, however, than the contrasting spending money of a governor who sovereign his own people of the state with dominance and expenditures.
    Note that the Democratic Governor who the Bernero Regime want to suceed is taking a business to Frqance and Sweden??? to import jobs to Michigan… the exact opposite of my candidate Rick Synder’s China business, exporting jobe to China. what’s better Import or Export in Michigan?

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