Detroit Evening Report: Gretchen Whitmer’s lead over Tudor Dixon shrinks in latest poll

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Gretchen Whitmer, Tudor Dixon

A new poll from WDIV-TV and The Detroit News shows Gov. Gretchen Whitmer maintaining a lead over Republican challenger Tudor Dixon.

The survey, conducted October 26-28, shows the governor with a lead of about nine percentage points.  However, the race is tightening as Whitmer’s lead was 17 points in September.

WDIV says the poll shows Dixon has significantly improved her name recognition in recent weeks. The results also show that issues of inflation and reproductive rights are critical motivators for voters to head to the polls.

Whitmer does maintain a 19-point lead over Dixon among Metro Detroit voters.

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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.