GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - With six days until the primary, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero has opened an eight-point lead overSpeaker of the House Andy Dillon in the Democratic race forgovernor.
Bernero leads 40-32, with 28% undecided in an EPIC-MRA poll of Michigan voters.
The results of this poll show a dramatic turnaround for Bernero,who in June trailed Dillon by 10 points, 34-24. The percentage ofundecideds dropped from 42 to 28.
Bernero has leads in each region of the state except westMichigan, where he trails Dillon by five points with 37%undecided.
The Lansing mayor leads among both women and men, among likelyprimary voters and has voters more committed to voting for him.
Among union members, Bernero leads 51-26 with 22% undecided. Inhouseholds with children, Bernero leads 35-27, but 39% remainundecided. Those without children support Bernero 42-34 with 24%undecided. Bernero also leads among college educated voters,Protestant/Catholics and whites/other races, though he trails inthe support among African-Americans.
Support is split among age groups. Dillon leads in voters 18-29,41-49 and 65-plus. Bernero holds sway with those between 30-40 and50-64.
Dillon has the support among households with both the lowest andhighest income.
Both candidates increased their name recognition andfavorability over the past month.
Another EPIC-MRA poll on the Republican candidates for governor is due to bereleased Thursday.
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