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MI-Sen: GOP Poll Gives Sen. Gary Peters (D) A 7 Point Lead Over John James (R)

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Big news today out Michigan courtesy of the GOP polling firm, Marketing Research Group:

Looking at the U.S Senate race, Democrat candidate Gary Peters has increased his lead to 42 percent compared to 35 percent who support Republican John James. This an increased spread of four points compared to the Michigan Poll® conducted in the fall of 2019 which showed Peters with 43 percent support compared to James’ 40 percent.

The results of a question measuring the name identification and perception of the U.S. Senate candidates showed 73 percent of the voters were aware of Peters with 22 percent having a favorable opinion of him and 17percent having a negative opinion. Sixty-seven percent of the voters were aware of John James with 19 percent having a favorable opinion of him and 19 percent. negative.

“After five years in office, Gary Peters is still unknown to almost one-third of Michigan voters and that alone makes him potentially vulnerable,” said Tom Shields, MRG’s Senior Advisor. “But his early spending this quarter,running positive campaign ads for himself and starting to attack his Republican. rival, John James, has paid dividends and opened up a seven-point lead.However, the poll also shows eleven percent of the black vote going to James at this time. This is twice as high as James received in 2018 in the race against Debbie Stabenow and could be real trouble for Peters if it holds in November.”

Gary Peters’ strongest support comes from Democrats, union households,and those living in Wayne County, Oakland County and the Tri-Cities area of the state. John James’ strongest support comes from Republicans, and those living in Macomb County, West Michigan, Northern Michigan and the counties surrounding the Detroit Metro areas including Livingston, Lapeer and Monroe.

The poll also tested head to head match ups in the Presidential race. Joe Biden leads Donald Trump 44-41. Again, this is a GOP polling firm but as. we all know, Michigan will be a big state in this election. Click below to donate and get involved with Peters and Biden’s campaigns:

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