Michigan Statewide GOP Primary Poll
Conducted: September 4, 2013
Margin of Error: +/-3.17%
Primary Ballot Tests
Former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land holds a sizable advantage in the Republican primary election for the U.S. Senate. The survey tested both a 4-way and 2-way primary ballot. In the 4-way matchup, Land leads Holland Mayor Kurt Dysktra 45%-16%. Rob Steele, University of Michigan Regent, and Kim Small, Oakland County District Judge, received 4% and 2% respectively.
Q: In a Republican primary election for U.S. Senate, who would you most likely support: Kurt Dykstra, Terri Lynn Land, Kim Small, or Rob Steele?
Land leads by 27% among Republicans and by 34% among primary-voting Independents. By gender, Land leads among women by 27% and by 32% among men. Land leads in all 14 congressional districts and all four age groups.
The 2-way ballot tells a similar story as Land leads Steele 50%-13%. Once again, Land leads across all demographic categories.
Q: In a Republican primary election for U.S. Senate, who would you most likely support: Terri Lynn Land or Rob Steele?
Land’s ballot strength is fueled by her strong image among Republican primary voters as 52% have a favorable opinion of her to just 10% who have an unfavorable opinion. Additionally, none of the other Republican candidates approach her robust 81% name identification.
Governor Rick Snyder is in no danger of a serious primary challenge. He leads Dave Agema 66%-15% among Republicans and 59%-18% among primary-voting Independents. Snyder's favorability rating among Republicans stands at a robust 78%.
Q: In a Republican primary election for Governor, who would you most likely support: Dave Agema or Rick Snyder?
Candidate Image Ratings
Now, I am going to read you a list of names. Please indicate whether you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of each.
Q: Do you support a military intervention in Syria?
Q: Do you support the goals and ideals of the Tea Party?