Governor Race Tightening, Exclusive Poll Shows

By: Lauren Zakalik
By: Lauren Zakalik

With four days left until Election Day, candidates are all over the state, wrapping up their campaigns. But an exclusive News 10 statewide poll by Epic/MRA shows both Granholm and DeVos losing support.

Friday's survey has Granholm with 49 points and DeVos with 42. Just one day earlier, Granholm had a more comfortable lead with 52; DeVos had 43.

The poll also shows the number of undecided voters is growing. Nine percent of those polled say they have yet to make up their minds. That's up from 5 percent Thursday.

Pollster Ed Sarpolus explains: "They're hearing new things, there's more information, new ads, new mailings. One candidate now will start talking about issues that's important to you, you know, saying 'I like this solution better than the other candidate's position."

Sarpolus says the race appears to be tightening, and it's that growing population of undecided voters that may ultimately decide this election.

"We have a history in this state-- it doesn't mean it happens all the time, but-- at the very end, the incumbent needs to be worried about losing all the undecided votes to the challenger," he says.

Only 4 percent of voters are still unsure if they're going to the polls. So as Granholm and DeVos try to reach the rest of Michigan's 10 million residents, the election is in anyone's hands.


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