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Detroit voting in Large numbers might stop large Rick Snyder victory of MI Governor race

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Unless the City of Detroit turns out in huge numbers and a large number of moderate Democrats/Independents change their mind in the the four days leading up to November 2; it appears that Venture Capitalist and former Gateway C.E.O Rick Snyder will be Michigan’s next Governor. Snyder currently leads Democrat and Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero by 55-37 percent, according to a Free Press/WXYZ-TV poll.

The last time the Gubernatorial office in Michigan was held by a Republican was with John Engler in 2002. Jennifer Granholm (D) the states' current Governor completes her eight year limited term in 2010.

Bernero has managed to solidify his standing with some of the Democratic base and supporters of abortion rights. Still a larger number of independent voters are flocking to Snyder, causing a strain in Bernero desires to be the next Governor of the state.

Snyder meanwhile, leads in other every region of the state, except Detroit and among every age group under 30. Bernero meanwhile, does enjoy a 67 to 38 percent advantage among so-called younger voters.

Fifty-two percent of potential voters maintain a positive view of Snyder, compared to a thirty percent unfavorable view. Bernero is viewed favorably by 35 percent, while 40 percent have an unfavorable view of him. 

The poll conducted by Epic-MRA of Lansing, is based on 600 telephone interviews with likely voters Oct. 23-26. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points. 

East Lansing political analyst Mark Grebner said to the Detroit Free Press that Bernero’s difficulty gaining ground is largely attributable to his abandonment by a group of voters- mostly suburban professionals - who had been trending toward Democrats in recent years, but have embraced Snyder in 2010.

"Virg lost that territory without ever contesting it. He’s been fighting for a diminishing slice of the electorate ever since,” he said.

It is believed that Snyder’s so-called moderate stance in early campaign commercials, help moved a number of suburban independents and some Democrats, over to the Republican candidate.
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