Women and African Americans are strong for Clinton
LANSING, Mich. – Hillary Clinton leads both Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders by 19 points among voters who say they will vote in the Michigan Democratic presidential primary next March. Clinton received 41 percent while Biden and Sanders both garnered 22 percent. Martin O’Malley received 1 percent while Lincoln Chaffee and Jim Webb failed to get a single vote.
Mrs. Clinton showed particular strength among African Americans and female voters. She received 49 percent of the vote among women and 55 percent of the African American vote against Biden, Chaffee, Sanders and Webb.
“Hillary is very vulnerable to either Vice President Biden or Senator Sanders but it is hard to see how she loses if both are in the race. If I were the Vice President I would not be encouraged by these numbers unless I thought Sanders would drop out,” said Dave Doyle, Senior Vice President of Marketing Resource Group.
The actual wording of the question and the results are below.
If the Democratic primary for President was being held today, and the candidates were Joe Biden, Lincoln Chafee, Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley, Bernie Sanders, and Jim Webb, for whom would you vote?
MRG Michigan Poll Spring 2015
The survey of 600 likely Michigan voters was conducted by live interview September 9-14, 2015. The sample was randomly drawn from a listed sample of all registered voters with a history of voting and stratified by city and township to reflect voter turnout. In addition, quotas for gender and cell phone interviews were met within each geographic area, and extra efforts were made to reach African Americans. Thirty percent of the interviews were conducted with cell phone only or cell phone dominate households.
A sample of 600 likely voters in Michigan yields a sampling margin of error of ±4 percent with a 95 percent confidence interval. The sampling margin of error for subgroups may be higher depending on the size of the subgroup.
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Lansing, Michigan-based Marketing Resource Group, Inc. (www.mrgmi.com) is an award-winning PR firm representing corporate, association, nonprofit, and private clients with interests in Michigan. MRG offers expertise in public affairs, communications, political campaign management, and public opinion survey research. For more than thirty years, MRG has conducted its bi-annual omnibus Michigan Poll™, tracking the pulse of Michigan voters on key statewide public policy and political issues. MRG is the only Michigan public opinion survey research firm that maintains nearly 30 years of trend analyses of voter attitudes related to state and national leaders, political parties, and the political and economic climate in Michigan.