Abortion is number one midterm issue for Michigan voters as Whitmer dominates gubernatorial race
Abortion is ranked as the most important issue for Michigan voters, surpassing inflation and the cost of living, according to a new poll that found Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer dominating Michigan’s gubernatorial race. ‘State.
A Detroit News/WDIV poll of registered voters in Michigan found that despite the Consumer Price Index (CPI) indicating the year-over-year inflation rate rose to 8.3% in August and national gasoline prices peak again, abortion is ranked as the most crucial. mid-term question to 36% of respondents.
In June, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, giving states the right to limit abortion. Since that landmark decision, Democrats have made abortion a key issue in their midterm strategy.
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Inflation and the cost of living were the most important issue for 24% of Michigan’s likely voters, while 11% felt threats to American democracy were the most important issue.
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According to the poll, Whitmer holds a solid 17-point lead over Trump-backed GOP opponent Tudor Dixon in the state’s closely watched gubernatorial race, 50% to 32%. Whitmer’s lead widened from another recent Detroit News poll in early September that found the Democrat holding a 13-point advantage over Dixon among Michigan voters.
« It’s not getting any tighter because no one has done the work within the Republican electorate to let them know who their candidates are, » said Richard Czuba, pollster and founder of the Glengariff Group, alongside the poll results. that lean heavily in favor of the Democrats.
Whitmer passed her Republican opponent, and an August financial filing report shows the Democrat had $14 million available in her campaign account, while Dixon revealed she only had $523,930 in her coffers. .
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The Detroit News/WDIV survey was conducted September 26-29, with a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.