Poll: Schauer, Snyder in statistical dead heat

Gov. Rick Snyder (left) and former congressman Mark Schauer. (Courtesy photos)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A new poll shows that gubernatorial challenger Mark Schauer and incumbent Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder remain in a statistical tie.

The EPIC-MRA poll released Wednesday surveyed 600 Michigan residents between Aug. 22 and Aug. 25. 45% of the people polled said they would vote for Schauer, a Democrat if the election were held today. 43% said they would vote for the Republican Snyder.

But because the poll has a 4-point margin of error, that puts the pair in a statistical dead heat.

The candidates were also in a statistical tie in July, an EPIC-MRA poll showed — though at that time, Snyder had a scant 3-point lead over Schauer

The gap was wider in May, according to EPIC-MRA. Snyder had a 9-point lead at that point.

Through it all, Snyder’s overall approval rating has remained statistically the same, hovering around 42%.

>>Inside woodtv.com: The EPIC-MRA poll results from August, July and May. (pdf)

It’s not yet clear whether voters will see the candidates in a live debate before the Nov. 4 general election. Snyder said over the weekend that he had accepted an invitation to debate Schauer at the Detroit Economic Club, but that “we haven’t been able to make that work.”

WOOD TV8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s