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  Michigan Governor: Double Digit Lead for Granholm

Survey of 500 Likely Voters

November 29, 2005

Election 2006

Michigan Governor

Granholm (D) 48%
DeVos (R) 36%
Other 7%
Not Sure 9%



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 about DeVos.

Senator Debbie 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 28, 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).

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