Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Snyder continues to hold a wide lead over Democrat Virg Bernero in a new poll.

Snyder was favored by 53 percent of 600 likely Michigan voters in a poll by Lansing-based EPIC-MRA released Wednesday. Twenty-nine percent supported Bernero, and 15 percent were undecided.

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The poll was conducted Saturday and Sunday for the Detroit Free Press and TV stations WXYZ, WJRT, WOOD and WILX. It had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

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The results closely mirror EPIC-MRA’s late August poll, which had Snyder leading Bernero 51 percent to 29 percent.

The election is Nov. 2.

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