Democrats lead in Michigan, Pennsylvania, too close to call in Wisconsin, new poll shows
with mid-term Just weeks later, a recent poll in three major states showed Democrats outperforming Republicans in Michigan and Pennsylvania, but results were too close to predict in Wisconsin.
in Michigan, Republican candidate for governor Theodore Dixon has about 42% of voters’ preference for incumbent Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer at 52%, according to CNN polls by the SSRS.
In Pennsylvania, Republican candidate for governor Doug Mastriano is trailing Democrat Josh Shapiro, by 41% to 56%, in their bid to replace Democratic Governor Tom Wolf.
Meanwhile, in Wisconsin, incumbent Democratic Governor Tony Evers has 50% support among potential voters, while Republican candidate Tim Michaels has 48%.
Results showed that Democratic voters in Michigan and Pennsylvania tend to be more united behind their candidates than Republican voters. But in Michigan, the poll found higher numbers of registered Republican voters, 64%, who were “extremely excited” to vote, compared to 58% of registered Democratic voters.
Among the most important issues for voters, the economy and inflation ranked first, with abortion, voting rights and election integrity, second and third. In all three states, the vast majority felt the economy was deteriorating.
In the integrity of the electionsIn the three states, more than 90% of Democratic voters were somewhat confident that their votes would be accurately counted. But only about 51% of Republican voters supported this view in Wisconsin, 46% in Pennsylvania, and 41% in Michigan.
CNN surveys were conducted in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin between October 13 and 18 by the SSRS, using a combination of online and telephone interviews.
The results suggest that Democrats, who have held both houses of Congress and the presidency for two years, may still make some big gains on Election Day. Republicans would prefer to win the House, but expectations are more murky in the Senate. There are many races in major battlefield states, leading Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell to say his party’s chances of winning a majority are only 50-50.
else Poll from CNN Monday’s release showed voters in Wisconsin nearly evenly favored Republican Senator Ron Johnson and his Democratic challenger, Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes.
In the Pennsylvania race to replace retiring Republican Senator Pat Tommy, Governor Jon Fetterman has 51% in favor of Republican candidate Mehmet Oz with 45%.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.