The Glengariff Group, polling for the Greater Detroit Regional Chamber PAC (4/20-22; 400 MI likely Democratic primary voters; 4/19-21; 400 MI likely Republican primary voters) produced a surprising result. Though former state House Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer has gained the Democratic establishment’s support, businessman Shri Thanedar has grabbed the lead in the primary race according to the GG results. They find Mr. Thanedar’s margin to be 30-26%, the result of an early advertising campaign that has boosted his name identification to 75%. Thanedar is racking up large margins in the city of Detroit and Wayne County, which accounts for his early success.
On the Republican side, the results were more in line with conventional thought. There, Attorney General Bill Schuette leads Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, 36-23%.
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