A new Glengariff Group Inc. poll (Jan. 16-19; 600 RVs; +/- 4%) showed a majority of the candidates had low name recognition. 67 percent of likely voters responded as never having heard of former state Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer (D).
33 percent said they had never heard of State Attorney General Bill Schuette (R) but 21 percent of those who did had a favorable opinion of him.
57 percent of voters didn’t recognize Lt. Gov Brian Calley (R) with 18.3 percent of voters saying they have no opinion on him.
71 percent of voters did not recognize businessman Shri Thanedar (D) nor former Detroit health director Abdul El-Sayed (D). Another 75 percent hadn’t heard of state Sen. Patrick Colbeck (R).
Term-limited Gov. Rick Snyder (D) had a 36-48 percent favorability. (WDIV-TV)
According to the same poll, President Trump’s approval rating among Michigan voters was 40-54 percent. (Detroit News)
TOWN HALL. The Ontonagon Republican Party will host three candidates—Calley, Colbeck, and physician Jim Hines (R)—at a town hall on Feb. 17. (WLUC-TV)