News 10 Poll Shows Snyder Still Leading Bernero

By: News 10 Email
By: News 10 Email

LANSING -- An exclusive News 10/EPIC-MRA poll shows Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Snyder leading Democrat Virg Bernero by 20 percentage points ahead of their Nov. 2 election.

Forty percent of respondents said they'll vote for Snyder, another 9 percent leaning toward the Ann Arbor businessman. That's compared with 23 percent who would elect Bernero, and 6 percent who lean toward him.

A News 10 poll back in September had Snyder ahead 24 percentage points, meaning Lansing's mayor has made up ground.

Still, much work lies ahead for the underdog. Snyder leads by 13 points among union members (generally a staple for Bernero) and 34 points among independent voters.

He also edges Bernero among anti-abortion rights voters (Bernero leads by 8 points among pro-choice voters), holds a 23-points lead with men and a 16-points advantage among women.

Bernero's strenghts are voters voters in Wayne County and Detroit and young voters. He edges Snyder by 8 points among voters age 18 to 29. All other age groups favor Snyder.

Bernero did trail Rep. Andy Dillon in the Democratic primary before a comeback ahead of that August election cycle, but polls had hinted that he was a contender.

This time around, Bernero has just 23 days to close a very wide margin.


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  • by Anonymous on Oct 12, 2010 at 11:43 AM
    I have friends who have until this election never voted. Not once but they live in Lansing and have had roblems due to Mr. Virg Bernero. They are voting this election, and voting for Snyder. I haven't heard to many people having anything nice to say about Virg. A lot of Union people have decided that they don't care who the union says to vote for, they can decide for themselves and they won't vote for Virg. I don't see how anyone could possibly think that Mr. Ego extrodinare was a better choice than any one else. Thank you but I will not vote for Virg. I really hope people are as smart as I think they are.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 12, 2010 at 04:52 AM
    I am also praying that people are smart enough not to vote for Virg. If he wins then you might as well just turn off the lights and leave.
  • by non anonymous on Oct 11, 2010 at 02:08 PM
    The left and the Right are controlled by the same corporate Beast
  • by Anonymous on Oct 11, 2010 at 04:50 AM
    I am praying that people are smart enought not to vote for Virg. He is pure politician, and most people who have had to deal with him have come away with a sour taste in their mouths.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 10, 2010 at 04:54 PM
    It would be news if it became a dead heat. Double digits leads are hard to voercome. Of course, he is a democrat and he can get some of his people to vote twice.
  • by Curtis Location: Marquette on Oct 10, 2010 at 11:13 AM
    Onward to Victory! GO RICK!
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