Michigan Statewide GOP Primary Poll

Conducted: September 4, 2013
Respondents: 958
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.

Land Image

Snyder Image

Syria

Q: Do you support a military intervention in Syria?

Tea Party

Q: Do you support the goals and ideals of the Tea Party?