December 2, 2005--Michigan Governor
Jennifer Granholm (D) has a twelve percentage point lead over
challenger Dick DeVos (R) in her bid for re-election. However, the
incumbent remains slightly below the 50% level of voter support.
Just 26% of Michigan voters generally
believe the nation is generally heading in the right direction.
Seventy-one percent (71%) say we have gotten off on the wrong track.
Granholm currently earns 48% of the vote
while DeVos attracts 36%.
Fifty-two percent (52%) of Michigan
voters Approve of the way Granholm is performing her job as Governor
while 46% disapprove.
On a personal basis, 55% have a
favorably opinion of Granholm. Thirty-six percent (36%) say the same
Stabenow holds the lead over three Republican challengers in her
bid for re-election.
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Fifty percent (50%) of Michigan voters
give President Bush "poor" marks for handling the economy. An
identical percentage give him "poor" marks for handling the
situation in Iraq.
In 2004, Rasmussen Reports final
tracking poll for Michigan showed Senator John Kerry leading
President George W. Bush by 4 percentage points (50% to 46%). Kerry
won the state by 3 percentage points (51% to 48%).
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The telephone survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports November
2005. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 4.5
percentage points at the midpoint with a 95% level of confidence (see Methodology).