Detroit Evening Report: Gretchen Whitmer leads Tudor Dixon in latest election poll

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Gretchen Whitmer, Tudor Dixon

A new poll shows Governor Gretchen Whitmer holds a substantial lead over Republican challenger Tudor Dixon.

The survey of Michigan voters, conducted by WDIV and The Detroit News September 26-29, shows a 17 point lead for the Democratic incumbent. According to the data, Whitmer’s numbers aren’t going up; Dixon’s numbers are falling. Whitmer continues to lead Dixon with women voters by a 2-1 margin.

The poll also says abortion rights continue to be a key reason Michiganders will head to the voting booth next month, followed by voter concerns over inflation and the cost of living.

Michigan will hold its 2022 general elections on Tuesday, November 8.

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  • Jerome Vaughn
    Jerome Vaughn is News Director at 101.9 WDET. His interest in news reporting began when he was five years old, after his mom bought him a yellow Panasonic ball and chain radio.