Michigan Senate Poll
August 4-5, 2014

TO:                        Interested Parties
FROM:                  Brock McCleary, President 
DATE:                   August 6, 2014
RE:                        Key Poll Findings – Michigan Senate Poll


The race for Senate in Michigan has moved into a virtual tie with Democratic Congressman Gary Peters leading former Republican Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land 45-44%.  Land leads among independent voters 43-39% with 18% undecided.

 Among women voters, Peters leads 49-39% while Land leads 49-41% among men.  Peters holds a 53-39% lead in the Detroit media market while Land leads in the Grand Rapids market 51-36%.

 Likely voters hold net negative opinions of both candidates.  Thirty-two percent hold a favorable opinion of Peters while 36% hold an unfavorable opinion.  Land has a higher unfavorable rating (44%) than Peters but she also has a higher favorable rating (35%) than the Congressman.

 President Obama’s job approval (41% approve, 52% disapprove) in Michigan tracks closely with the national average.  Nearly two-thirds of independent voters disapprove of the way the President is handling his job.

Ballot Test

Q: If the election for U.S. Senate were held today, who would you most likely vote for: Terri Lynn Land, Republican or Gary Peters, Democrat?

Candidate Images

Direction of Country

Q: Would you say that things in the country are going in the right direction, or have they gotten off on the wrong track?

Obama Job Approval

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?

The sample size for the survey is 549 likely voters and the margin of error is +/-4.18%. The Interactive Voice Response (IVR) automated telephone survey was conducted August 4-5, 2014 by Harper Polling.  The total percentages for responses may not equal 100% due to rounding.

Harper Polling