Hoekstra Falling In Polls Weeks After Controversial Super Bowl Ad

DETROIT (WWJ) – Michigan Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Pete Hoekstra is taking a hit in a new poll just weeks after his controversial Super Bowl ad that attacked Democrat, Senator Debbie Stabenow.

Newsradio 950’s Stephanie Davis reports that the commercial has come under scrutiny raising questions of racism and xenophobia.

The commercial featured a Chinese woman using broken English thanking Senator Debbie Stabenow for U.S. overspending calling her Debbie Spend-it-now.

But critics called the ad demeaning and racists.  Stabenow called it unfortunate and now she has her biggest lead over Hoesktra. A new Public Policy poll shows Stabenow with a 14-point lead among likely voters.

Among those familiar with Hoekstra’s ad, 45% said it made them less likely to vote for him.


One Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best Fall Festivals In Metro DetroitFrom music to art to special events, there's a little something for everyone's delight.
Best 4th Of July Concerts In Metro DetroitStaying home this weekend? Celebrate the 4th of July by rocking out at one of these shows.

Watch & Listen