A new Public Policy Polling survey finds Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) with a nice lead over challenger Pete Hoekstra (R), 50% to 41%.
“The key for Stabenow is that she has Democrats lined up almost 100% behind her. She leads Hoekstra 90-4 with voters of her own party. In a Presidential year in Michigan there are going to be a lot more Democrats voting than Republicans. That means for a Republican to win statewide requires some combination of meaningful crossover support from Democratic voters and a large victory with independents. Hoekstra actually does lead Stabenow 44-38 with independents but he needs a much wider advantage than that if he’s only going to get 4% of the Democratic vote.”
Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire