Michigan Governor Snyder increases lead over challenger Mark Schauer according to the latest EPIC MRA Poll. So have the Secretary Johnson and Attorney General Schuette over their respective Democrat opponents. The aberration is the race for U.S. Senate between Congressman Peters and former Secretary of State Land. The poll reports Peters is up by 10 points. Traditionally, EPIC MRA has over sampled Democrats.
The internal data shows Peters getting the majority vote of the male vote. That alone questions the validity of the poll. Male voters in general and in Michigan haven’t voted for Democrats since Bill Clinton was president. Even President Obama in 2008 did not capture the male vote. Snyder garnered 55% the male vote in 2010.
We at the Oakland Examiner will predict a Land victory as well as the GOP taking control of the Senate. We’ve been wrong in the past but our forecasting record is over 65%. In fact, in November of 2008 after Obama’s resounding victory, we predicted the House and or Senate would flip to the GOP in the next election. Democrats at the time thought they would own the world. Sure enough in 2010, the GOP won a record 63 seats.
Another point to question in the poll, voters in 2010 who identified with their respective parties voted with their party’s candidate by over 90%. This latest poll doesn’t indicate that. Obama’s job approval numbers are tanking. He has a 39% job approval amongst Michigan voters. With momentum favoring Republicans, Peters’ lead doesn’t seem to reflect voter sentiment. If Peters is a runaway favorite, why did Bill Clinton have to show up in a safe Democrat enclave like Flint, Michigan and why is he buying advertising time during Rush Limbaugh’s show?
The differences between Schauer and Snyder, and Peters and Land are quite stark. Schauer is a community organizer who served in the state legislator with Jennifer Granholm, AKA Governor Grabhold, Michigan’s worst governor. Under Granholm, Michigan lost 450,000 people, a million jobs and unemployment rose to 15%. Snyder cut the $2 billion deficit he inherited from Granholm and Michigan’s unemployment is now under 7%
Peters will enable Obama’s incompetence, with Obamacare, Benghazi, ISIS and Ebola. The list is endless. The voters in this state must truly evaluate what kind of future they want. What Michigander would want an Obama minion like Peters?
We Michiganders have suffered enough from Granholm and Obama incompetence. We don’t need any more reminders of their failures.