Recent poll indicates voters don't know U.S. Senate candidates
Patrick Center September 17, 2013 | WGVU An early September poll conducted by Lansing-based EPIC MRA asked 600 registered Michigan voters about the candidates.The two Senate candidates polled are Democrat Gary Peters and Republican Terri Lynn Land.
“That shows a dead even tie between Peters and Land.”
And that’s a bit of a head-scratcher for pollster, Bernie Porn.
“It’s surprising because Terri Lynn Land is the former Secretary of State is less well known than I would have expected.”
Forty-two percent of those polled don’t recognize her name. While that’s not so good, it’s still better than her Democrat opponent. Fifty-five percent said they didn’t recognize Gary Peters’ name.
The breakdown: Peters leads Land 38 to 37 percent in the poll. While the election is more than a year away, Porn suggests for Land, whose better known, to be running even with Peters is problematic.
“Maybe she’s not the strongest candidate to run and I know that there have been a number of Republican insiders who have said there still is a possibility that other candidates may get involved in the race.”
Keep in mind, of the 600 voters polled one quarter are undecided.
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