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Poll: Republican Land Leads Peters in Michigan Senate Race

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Monday, 13 Jan 2014 02:15 PM

By Courtney Coren

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The Michigan Senate race was supposed to be an easy win for Democratic Rep. Gary Peters, but former Republican Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land has taken a commanding lead in the latest poll released Monday over her Democratic counterpart.

Land has an 8 point lead in the Conservative Intel/Harper Poll of Michigan conducted Jan. 7-8 of 1,004 likely voters, with 44 percent of Michigan voters saying they would vote for Land over 36 percent who said they would vote for Peters.

Land also lead by 2 percentage points in the survey from liberal-leaning Public Policy Polling in December by 42-40 percent over Peters.

Democratic Sen. Carl Levin announced in March 2013 that he plans to retire after his sixth term is up at the end of 2014. The Michigan senator also chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee.

According to PPP, Obamacare has put Democrats who were considered favorites in the 2014 midterm elections in vulnerable positions, noting that the trend started after open enrollment for the new healthcare law began in October 2013.

"Democrats who looked a few months ago to be favorites for governor and Senate in Michigan are now on the ropes, casualties of the dip in favor of the Democrats around the country over the Affordable Care Act," according to a statement released by the Democratic polling company.

The Real Clear Politics Average of polls in the Michigan Senate race has Land with a 0.6 percent lead over Peters among polls taken since September 2013, when Peters was still considered the favorite.

Fifty-five percent of Michigan voters also said that they both disapprove of how President Obama is handling his job and how he is handling the new healthcare law.

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