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Publication of new figures from the Whitmer-Dixon poll

Gretchen Whitmer, pictured January 26, 2022 and Tudor Dixon, pictured August 2, 2022.

Hello, welcome to Thursday. Here is the news in the political atmosphere.

The poll results are in. Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s lead over Republican Tudor Dixon ahead of the November 8 general election has risen to 16 percentage points – from 11 points a month ago – according to a new Free Press poll.

Whitmer’s favorable numbers rose while Dixon’s dimmed as a flurry of Democratic television ads shared the candidates’ positions on abortion rights.

Here is a preview of the new results.

Meanwhile, the future of right to abortion remains a big problem in the state. The poll results reveal strong support for Proposition 3, which would add an explicit right to abortion in Michigan to the state constitution. Take a look at a breakdown of the results.

The survey polled 600 likely November voters between September 15 and September 19 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

That’s all for today. Scroll down to read more stories making headlines this morning. Until tomorrow.

— Lea Olajide

Detroit Free Press Newsletter Editor

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This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: New Whitmer-Dixon Poll Numbers Released


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