Unpopular Candidates Could Affect Races Down the Ballot

Recent polls show more voters have an unfavorable opinion of presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton than a favorable one. Pundits have asked whether their unpopularity will hurt their parties’ candidates in other races, such as the Michigan Legislature. Susan Demas of Inside Michigan Politics tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller their high negative ratings—and Governor Rick Snyder’s unpopularity—could affect a handful of State House races. Demas says a dozen State House seats are toss-ups at the moment. Democrats would have to gain nine seats to win the majority. Click on the audio player to hear the conversation.

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Pat Batcheller

Senior News Editor & WDET Host, Morning Edition

Hi, I’m Pat Batcheller, your host for WDET’s Morning Edition. I bring you the news, weather, traffic, and information to help you start your weekday.

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