Will Snyder sink Schuette as polls point to a Whitmer win in November?August 22, 20181 min read
Michigan voters have a reputation for playing spoiler. And if early polling is any indication. it looks as if the typical back and forth between Democrat and Republican reign will happen again.
Early polls show an overwhelming urge for change and all indicators point to former State Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer becoming the next Governor of Michigan.
The state’s Attorney General and popular Republican candidate Bill Schuette seems to be hampered by the crisis in Flint coupled with the daily troubles Donald Trump bringing down the once strong GOP brand.
But there is still time left. It was nearly two years ago that most thought the Democrats would carry Michigan for Clinton with relative ease.
So, is there any chance the Republicans can hold the Governor’s mansion? What will Bill Schuette need to do to convince voters and reverse the usual trend that sees the state rotate between parties every two terms? Or, is this race over almost as quickly as it started?
That’s where the experts from Michigan State University can help.
Arnold Weinfeld is the acting director of the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR) at Michigan State University. He’s also an expert on local and state politics and was recently interviewed by Fox News and Bridge Magazine about the current race for governor. Arnold is available to speak to media – simply click on his icon to arrange an interview.
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