Terri Lynn Land continues to enjoy a six point lead in the race for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democrat Carl Levin. This is according to a poll conducted on April 9 and distributed this morning by Mitchell Research and Communications with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.56%.
When asked if the election were being held today would you be voting for Republican Terri Lynn Land or Democrat Gary peters 44% responded Land while 38% answered Peters. A total of 18% were undecided.
Both Land and Peters seem to be attending to keep the campaign positive with Plan focusing on her healthcare vision while Peters is focusing on middle-class values. At the same time national committees led by Senate majority leader Harry Reid and the Koch brothers are spending millions on negative advertising.
"Terri has all the momentum in the race because Michigan families trust her as a mom and small business owner to bring their values to Washington, D.C.," said Heather Swift, spokeswoman for Terri Lynn Land. “While Terri lays out a clear vision for a stronger economy with more jobs and more opportunity, Gary Peters' only idea is to distract Michigan voters from his long record of higher taxes, higher spending and support for Obamacare."
Mitchell Research did not ask about Obamacare specifically but did seek to learn the approval rating for Pres. Obama’s performance. Although the state was carried easily by Obama in the 2012 presidential election only 44% of voters surveyed approve of the job he is currently doing while 55% disapprove.
The full poll, which also covered the governor’s race, is available by clicking here. Mitchell Research has offices in East Lansing and West Bloomfield.