A new poll of likely voters in Michigan shows GOP candidates for U.S. Senate and the governorship ahead of their Democratic counterparts. According to the Detroit Free Press, the latest EPIC-MRA poll shows incumbent Republican governor Rick Snyder leading his challenger, Democrat Mark Schauer, 47 percent to 39 percent. That's the same 8-point margin Snyder had in the last EPIC-MRA poll in September 2013, 44 percent to 36 percent. Snyder was first elected in 2010.

Meanwhile, the same poll found Republican Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land 4 points ahead of Democratic congressman Gary Peters, 41 percent to 37 percent, in the race for the seat being vacated by Democrat Carl Levin.

According to Real Clear Politics, Land has led Peters in most recent polling of the race, though in the Septmeber EPIC-MRA poll, Peters had a 1-point lead, 38 percent to 37 percent.

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