Poll: Tight race between Benishek & McDowell
A new poll shows the major party candidates in a tight race to succeed U.S. Representative Bart Stupak, with an independent who could determine the outcome.
The Detroit Free Press poll released Monday shows Republican Dan Benishek with 42 percent, Democrat Gary McDowell 40 percent and independent Glenn Wilson 8 percent. Ten percent are undecided.
Lansing-based EPIC-MRA interviewed 400 likely 1st District voters by phone October 17-18. The results have a margin of sampling error of 4.9 percentage points up or down.
Stupak is retiring after serving 18 years in congress.
Benishek is a tea party-backed surgeon from Iron Mountain, McDowell is a state representative from Rudyard, and Wilson is a software engineer from Rose City.