PPP Poll: Snyder, Schauer Tied; Peters Up 5%

Posted at 11:41 AM, Jul 01, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-01 18:08:30-04

Screen shot 2014-05-14 at 9.12.28 PMMICHIGAN (July 1, 2014) – The race for governor in Michigan is tied, according to a new survey from the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP).

The survey shows a drop in Gov. Rick Snyder’s support. The incumbent and his Democratic challenger Mark Schauer are now locked at 40 percent.

In April, Snyder led Schauer by a margin of 43 to 39 percent.snyder

In Michigan’s race for U.S. Senate, Rep. Gary Peters leads his Republican opponent Terri Lynn Land by five points, 41 to 36. Those numbers remain unchanged since April.

“Even with millions of dollars in attack ads from Congressman Peters’ national special interest allies like Senator Harry Reid and radical billionaire Tom Steyer, the Democrat firm PPP had to skew their sample to include 8 percent more Democrats than Republicans in order to get the same result as their previous survey,” said Heather Swift, Land campaign spokeswoman. “Terri Lynn Land has the support of Michigan families and job creators because she has a proven track record of making government work for the people as Secretary of State. Michigan families know that they cannot trust Congressman Peters because he has proven time and time again that he will sell out Michigan jobs by voting for higher taxes and more regulations like ObamaCare, which hurts small businesses and caused 225,000 Michigan families to have their health insurance plans cancelled.”

Poll aggregating site Real Clear Politics shows Peters with a nearly six point lead over Land.

“This is the seventh poll to confirm Gary Peters’ momentum in the race as the only candidate with a proven independent track record fighting for Michigan middle class families and small businesses,” said Haley Morris, a spokeswoman for Peters’ campaign. “As Michiganders learn about Terri Lynn Land’s anti-middle class agenda that would restrict access to contraception and outlaw abortion without exception, they realize they can’t trust her. Land is being bankrolled by special interests who want new tax breaks at the expense of our middle class, and voters can’t count on her to put Michigan first. It’s time Land stop ducking the tough questions and agree to public, town-hall style debates.”

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The state’s race for attorney general is also close. Incumbent Republican Bill Schuette leads Democrat Mark Totten 34-percent to 32-percent.

According to the survey, Republicans in the Michigan Legislature are unpopular, with 56-percent of respondents saying they had an ‘unfavorable’ opinion of the group. Democrats in the legislature broke even with a 39 to 39 percent split.

PPP says it surveyed 578 registered voters over a three-day period late last month.

The margin of error is said to be plus/minus 4.1 percent.

The full survey can be seen here.