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Michigan Governor's Race: 'Undecideds' Rule Democrats, Tight Contest for GOP

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Democrats in Michigan will choose their candidate for governor in two weeks and while House Speaker Andy Dillon has the lead, the largest number of voters in a Detroit News/WDIV poll conducted July 12-13 are those who are undecided. On the Republican side, three candidates are bunched together as the August 3 primary approaches.

Dillon runs ahead of Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero by 34.3 percent to 25.1 percent with 39.5 percent undecided. The margin of error is 4.9 points.

Dillon has leads over Bernero ranging from 6 to 8 points when it comes to who voters think has the best plan to improve Michigan's economy, who has the best plan to balance the state budget, who has the best plan for education and who best reflects voters' values.

Mike Cox, Andy DillonA News/WDIV poll released last week had Attorney General Mike Cox with a narrow lead in the GOP race, running ahead of Rep. Pete Hoekstra by 26.4 percent to 25.6 percent, with former Gateway computer chief executive Rick Snyder at 20.2 percent. Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard was far behind at 11.6 percent, with 14.4 percent undecided.

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Some of the best years in Michigan that I can remember were under Romney

July 21 2010 at 2:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Aside from tourism, Michigan is hurting and I hope that the new Governor will get them back on track while avoiding the D.C. spin cycle.

July 20 2010 at 9:28 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

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