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MI-Gov: Poll shows Trump-endorsed GOP candidate leads as Trump remains popular with MI voters

New poll shows Trump-endorsed candidate Bill Schuette leads Republicans in Michigan gubernatorial race. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

A new poll from JMC Analytics and Polling has found that Attorney General Bill Schuette — who received the endorsement of President Donald Trump — leads in the Michigan's Aug. 7 GOP gubernatorial primary, although a huge percentage of voters remain undecided in the race's closing month.

What are the details of the poll's findings?

The polling firm reports that a sample of "likely households for an automated poll" was chosen from the population of registered Michigan voters, and 600 respondents participated in the poll.

According to the results, 40 percent of respondents were from Detroit, 27 percent were from western Michigan, 12 percent were from Flint/Saginaw/Bay City, 11 percent from Traverse City/Cadillac, 8 percent from Lansing, and 3 percent from northern Michigan.

The survey was conducted July 5-12, and has a margin of error of 4 percent.

When asked if respondents planned on voting in the Aug. 21 primary, 68 percent of those polled confirmed they would be voting, while 19 percent said they would not. 13 percent of respondents said they were unsure at the time of the poll.

According to the poll's results, 77 percent of those who said that they would be voting in the primary, or were undecided as to whether they would be voting in the primary, said that they approved of the job Trump is doing as president for the U.S.

The poll also asked respondents which GOP candidate they would vote for if the election were held during the days of polling.

  • 25 percent of respondents said they would vote for Schuette
  • 17 percent of respondents said they would vote for Lt. Gov. Brian Calley
  • 10 percent of respondents said they would vote for State Sen. Patrick Colbeck
  • 4 percent of respondents said they would vote for Dr. Jim Hines, president of the Christian Medical and Dental Associations
  • A whopping 45 percent of respondents said that they were unsure of who they would vote for at the time

Of those surveyed, 39 percent considered themselves to be Trump Republicans, while 20 percent identified as Traditional Republicans.

7 percent of respondents said they considered themselves to be Libertarians, and 6 percent identified as Tea Partiers. 4 percent of respondents said they were Social Conservatives, and 25 percent of respondents were undecided as to how they would identify themselves.

52 percent of respondents were female, while 48 percent were male.

46 percent of respondents were 65 years of age or older, while 25 percent were in the 35-54 range.

23 percent of respondents were 55-64 years of age, and just 6 percent were 18-35 years of age.

You can see the poll's full findings here.

Anything else?

A June poll from NMB Research has Schuette currently favored to win the party nomination, with 45 percent support.

You can read more about the four Republican candidates in the Michigan gubernatorial race here, and more information on the three Democratic candidates here. The primary election is Aug. 7.

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