Poll: Michigan ‘Generic Republican’ Beats Gretchen Whitmer 52%-41%


A poll released Wednesday by Cygnal found a majority of Michigan likely 2022 general election voters would oust Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) in favor of a “generic Republican.”

The survey of 600 likely voters conducted June 2-6 found Whitmer has an approval rating of 41.1 percent, while 53.7 percent disapprove of the job she is doing.

Just 40.8 percent said Whitmer deserves to be reelected, while 55.5 percent said it is “time for someone new.”

As for that “someone new,” respondents would vote for a “generic Republican” over Whitmer, 52.2 percent to 40.8 percent. The survey did not test individual declared or potential candidates against the incumbent governor.

A story Breitbart News broke in May about Whitmer violating her own coronavirus orders to visit an East Lansing dive bar with at least 12 others made 55.9 percent of respondents less likely to vote for her. Just 9.6 percent said they were more likely to vote for the incumbent after her hypocritical action.

The other major scandal — the governor taking a secret trip to Florida aboard a private jet — also made voters less likely to reelect her. A slight majority of respondents — 50.1 percent — were le… (Read more)

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