Poll: Trump, Clinton have strong leads in MI


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — New poll numbers show Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both have strong leads in Michigan over opponents in presidential primaries.

According to the Mitchell/FOX 2 Detroit Polls released Monday, 41 percent of respondents said that if the Michigan Republican primary was held immediately, they would vote for Trump. Twenty percent said they would vote for U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and 16 percent said they would vote for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.

Nine percent said they would vote for Dr. Ben Carson, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Fla. Gov. Jeb Bush got 2 percent each.

>>PDF: Republican presidential candidates poll

On the Democrats’ side, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had a nearly 30-point lead. Fifty-seven percent of respondents said they would vote for Clinton if the primary was held immediately, while 28 percent said they would vote for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

>>PDF: Democratic presidential candidates poll

Michigan’s presidential primary in March 8.

Both polls were conducted on Feb. 4. The poll regarding the Republican candidates questioned 330 respondents and has a margin of error of 5.39 percent. The poll regarding Democratic candidates questioned 321 respondents and has a margin of error of 5.47 percent.

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