Hoekstra Leads Mich. Primary
CLARIFICATION: The poll of likely Republican primary voters was conducted using automated methodology. Automated polls do not meet Hotline On Call's standards for publication. The poll of all likely voters was conducted using live interviewers.
Former Rep. Pete Hoekstra is in good position going into next Tuesday's Michigan GOP Senate primary despite his opponent Clark Durant's big push over the past weeks.
An EPIC-MRA poll released Tuesday shows Hoekstra cruising to victory. Hoestra leads Durant 51 percent to 27 percent. 15 percent of voters remain undecided.
Durant has been attacking Hoesktra recently on television, as has a pro-Durant super PAC. But a week out from the election, he faces a huge gap.
Furthermore, 33 percent of those surveyed say they haven't heard of Durant or have no opinion of him. Just 11 percent say the same about Hoekstra, who has run statewide before (in an unsuccessful 2010 gubernatorial bid).
The poll surveyed 800 registered and likely primary voters from July 28-29. The margin of error was plus-or-minus 3.5 percentage points.