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skipos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 07:15 PM
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Granholm 47%, Amway DeVos 47%; Stabenow 51%, Bouchard 42% (surveyusa)
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Purveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 07:25 PM
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1. Great news considering the amount of DeVos material running on
the airways.

Thanks you for posting!
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 07:39 PM
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2. Doesn't sound like good news to me
She was up 3-4 points last week.
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Purveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 07:50 PM
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3. By who's polling? Last I had heard she was behind by as much as 7...
Regardless, summertime polling is rather meaningless.

About 2 weeks after labor day, the polling will start to get 'real'.
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 08:02 PM
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4. Last week's WXYZ poll had her ahead by a few points.
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Lefty48197 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 08:51 PM
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5. whothehellissurveyusa?
never heard of them.
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EmmitFitzhume Donating Member (173 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-23-06 04:46 PM
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7. They aren't reliable
considering they had Granholm down by about 8 just two weeks ago. They conduct all their polling over the phone with an automated system so technically some 5 year-old could be pressing buttons and end up supporting DeVos. Here is the Wikipedia scoop on them,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survey_USA

Anyway, although unreliable this adds to the positive trend in the polls for Granholm. Let's keep it rolling.
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Purveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 09:47 PM
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6. Here is a clip from the Oakland Press with more polling...
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The race that will consume the lion's share of attention and television and radio advertising is that for the governor's office, where Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm is in for the fi ght of her political life against Republican businessman Dick DeVos.

DeVos has been buoyed by a series of television advertisements and has capitalized on voter discontent with the condition of the state's economy. Granholm, meanwhile, has campaigned on a platform of fighting federal policies that she says are hurting the state's manufacturing base. She is trying to convince voters her economic plan is paying dividends.

Recent polls have shown Granholm and DeVos alternating the lead in a tight race. The most recent, released last week by Lansing-based EPIC/ MRA, showed Granholm once again in front with 50 percent to 47 percent for DeVos, with a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points. Another poll, by Washington-based Rasmussen Reports, showed Granholm with a razor-thin 47 percent-46 percent lead.

EPIC/MRA pollster Ed Sarpolus said while only 3 percent of the poll's 600 respondents were undecided, many of those responded that either the candidates or the issues being discussed, so far, made them unlikely to vote come Nov. 7.

As for Granholm's surge back atop the poll, Sarpolus said Granholm was buoyed by recent news that hightech firms Google and ePrize planned to create new jobs in Michigan. At the same time, he said, DeVos' laserlike focus on the issues of jobs and the economy may be limiting him.

--snip--

http://www.theoaklandpress.com/stories/082006/loc_20060...
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