Poll: Stabenow Maintains Double-Digit Lead Over Hoekstra
Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., maintains a double-digit lead over her Republican challenger, former Rep. Peter Hoekstra, according to a new poll.
The poll, conducted by Lansing-based EPIC-MRA for a number of in-state media outlets, shows Stabenow leading Hoekstra, 49 percent to 38 percent, with 13 percent of likely voters undecided.
In EPIC-MRA's most recent live-caller survey, conducted in late July, Stabenow led Hoekstra by a similar margin, 49 percent to 35 percent.
The poll shows that Hoekstra has been unable to gain significant ground on Stabenow on other measures, as well. Stabenow's image rating -- 46 percent favorable, 40 percent unfavorable -- remains statistically unchanged from late July. And Hoekstra is viewed favorably by just 28 percent of likely voters, compared to 32 percent who have an unfavorable opinion -- slightly worse than July.