Michigan Senate Poll: Republican Leads Democrat By 8 Points
9:04 AM, Jan 13, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new poll conducted on behalf of the Conservative Intelligence Briefing shows Michigan Republican Terri Lynn Land leading Democrat Gary Peters in the race for the U.S. Senate among likely voters. Here's more:
This is the most significant lead for the Republican in the small number of early polls. According to Real Clear Politics, the average of those early polls gives Peters a 1.2-point advantage.
Land, as a former secretary of state, has been elected statewide before, which may explain part of her lead in this latest poll. Peters, on the other hand, is a three-term congressman from the Detroit suburbs. With 64 percent of likely voters saying they don't know enough about Peters to form an opinion of him, there are opportunities for both parties to define him. First elected to Congress in 2008, Peters voted for Obamacare and has continued to support the law since its passage.
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