Two polls out today on Michigan’s Senate race make it look like incumbent Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow is on her way to another term in office without much of a challenge from Republican rival John James.
A Strategic National poll with a margin of error of 3.1 percent conducted Sept. 8-9 of 1,000 respondents, 93 percent of whom said they are certain to vote in November, 53 percent said they would vote for Stabenow, 35 for James, and 11 percent were undecided.
In the governor’s race, 49 percent were sided with Whitmer, 39 with Schuette, and 12 percent undecided.
In addition, 38 percent said they had a favorable opinion of Trump, while 55 held an unfavorable view.
The marijuana initiative got the respondents’ approval by a 46-42 margin, with 12 percent undecided.
The poll skewed slightly Democratic, with 41 percent identifying as Democrats, 37 percent identifying as Republican, and 20 percent identifying as Independent, and 2 percent identifying as something else.
The poll was unrated by 538.com.
In a second poll, published by the Glengariff Group, Stabenow holds a 23 point lead over James. The survey of 600 likely voters, with a margin of error of 4 percentage points, was conducted between Sept. 5-7.
It found that Stabenow had the support of 55.5 percent of people asked, while James could count on the votes of just 33 percent. Ten percent of voters were undecided, and 2 percent planned to vote for others.
Beyond the poll numbers, Stabenow also has cash on her side: She has $6.3 million cash on hand as of mid-July, while James was sitting on just $869,000.
The same polling organization also found Whitmer over Schuette 50 percent to 36 percent.
The poll has a ‘B’ rating on 538.com.