Tudor Dixon’s chances of beating Whitmer as Trump meets in Michigan

Tudor Dixon’s chances of beating Whitmer as Trump meets in Michigan

Polls in Michigan’s gubernatorial race show Democratic incumbent Gov. Gretchen Whitmer leading Republican challenger Tudor Dixon as former President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit the state for a campaign rally on Saturday.

Trump is expected to endorse Dixon, as well as Michigan Republican candidates for Secretary of State Kristina Karamo and Attorney General Matthew DePerno, who have been endorsed by the former president and will speak at the event.

FiveThirtyEight, which collects and analyzes polls, shows Whitmer with a 12-point lead in the race. His overall polling average is 51.6 percent compared to Dixon’s 40 percent.

The latest poll in the race, released by the Trafalgar Group on Friday, shows Whitmer with the support of nearly 51 percent of voters and Dixon with just over 45 percent. The survey surveyed 1,075 people between September 24 and 28 and has a margin of error of 2.9 percent.

Above, Michigan Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon speaks at his primary election night party on August 2 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Polls in Michigan’s gubernatorial race show Democratic incumbent Gov. Gretchen Whitmer leading Dixon as former President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit the state for a campaign rally on Saturday.

In response to the most recent survey, Sara Broadwater, director of communications for Dixon, said news week: “We are within striking distance, with today’s latest polls showing us less than 6 points behind Gretchen Whitmer despite her and her allied groups spending over $23M+ to attack Tudor.”

In a statement emailed to news week, Dixon said that “the latest poll numbers demonstrate what we already know to be true: Gretchen Whitmer is vulnerable, the momentum is on our side, and our message is resonating with Michigan voters.”

Another survey, commissioned by the detroit free press, recently found Whitmer with a 16-point lead. The incumbent governor had the support of 55 percent of voters, while Dixon had the backing of 39 percent. That poll, which surveyed voters between September 15 and 19, has a 4 percent margin of error.

Recent polls also show Democrats leading Republican candidates in the Michigan attorney general and secretary of state races.

The poll released by the Trafalgar Group on Friday found that when it comes to the race for secretary of state, the poll shows current secretary of state Jocelyn Benson leading Karamo 49.6 percent to 44. 8 percent. In the race for attorney general, incumbent Dana Nessel had 48.2 percent and DePerno 45.4 percent.

furthermore, the Detroit free press The poll shows Benson leading Karamo 51 to 37 percent and Nessel ahead of DePerno 48 to 39 percent.

“It’s just going to be a real uphill battle for them, especially when the top of the ticket is running as strong as (Governor Gretchen) Whitmer and it’s starting to make an impact on the ballot,” Bernie Porn, The president of EPIC-MRA, the company that conducted the survey, said of the Republican candidates for secretary of state and attorney general in an interview with the Press frees.

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