Skip to comments.Republican pollster: Terri Lynn Land (R) / Gary Peters (D) 44/36 in Michigan Senate race.
Posted on 01/13/2014 1:22:06 PM PST by cotton1706
Usual caveats: its early, its one of a bunch of possible outcomes, its a Republican pollster (Harper), and so forth. But this is still pretty good news for Republican candidate Terri Lynn Land. And the Republican party in Michigan, because Harper also checked the generic race:
On the generic Senate ballot, Democrats actually lead in the same race by just over one point well within the polls 3 point margin of error. Lands favorable/unfavorable rating is 32% to 18%, compared to Peters 18% to 18%. Only 51 percent of those surveyed said they dont know enough about Land to form an opinion, compared to 64 percent for Peters.
That gives the Democrat more upside potential. Still, the result demonstrates that Republicans should not overlook the opportunity created by the retirement of six-term Sen. Carl Levin, D the first open-seat Senate race in Michigan since 1994, when Republican Spence Abraham won. Although Michigan is considered a Blue state in presidential races, it has repeatedly elected Republicans to statewide offices in midterm elections.
41/40 D/R, to be precise. The revealed results are here: partisan breakdown is 27R/32D/41I, which is a bit more Republican than was the general consensus of what the Michigan electorate looked like in 2012 (30R/40D/30I). I think that +5D looks more likely than +10D in a midterm election, but I cant immediately find exits for the 2010 elections to cross-check. At any rate, the point here is that Michigan is increasingly looking like a battleground state this year.
This is not good news for Democrats.
(Excerpt) Read more at redstate.com ...
If Terri Land is elected, she will be just like Susan Collins of Maine.
She will be an antagonist of conservatives and a supporter of liberal legislation.
If Terri Land wins, America loses.
Bad news for Democrats = Good news for America’s survival
RELEASE THE FLYING MONKEYS!!!!
Being the former SoS for MI, Terri has a name recognition lead over Peters at this time.
Really? Do you have proof of that? Terri Land is a friend of a friend, and I haven't heard anything remotely comparing her to Collins. She's pro-life for one thing.
I can tell you this. If Gary Peters wins, America loses.
That's why Republicans win much more often in mid-years.
Is she better than the Dem candidate? If the answer is yes, it’s still a net gain for nation - I’ll take what I can get.