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NEW POLL: Chief James Craig in Strong Position to Defeat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer


Detroit, MI – A new poll released Sunday shows Republican candidate for Governor, Chief James Craig, in a strong position to defeat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

“The newest poll released today demonstrates what we are hearing from people throughout Michigan. Gretchen Whitmer has to go,” said Chief James Craig. “A majority of people in our state think we are headed in the wrong direction, disapprove of Gretchen Whitmer’s job as governor and will support someone new to provide real leadership for Michigan.”
“I am encouraged everyday by the response we are getting from voters as they learn about my experience of solving problems and leading from the front. There is momentum behind us and we will continue to share our message of creating an economy that provides good paying jobs, improving educational opportunities for our children and ensuring families are safe and protected in communities throughout Michigan.”

Key Findings

Right Track/Wrong Track
45% believe Michigan is on the wrong track
35% believe Michigan is on the right track

Whitmer Job Approval
45% are positive on Whitmer’s job performance
52% are negative on Whitmer’s job performance

Whitmer Re-Election
41% will re-elect Whitmer
30% want to replace Whitmer
19% want someone else as Governor
49% will not support Whitmer as Governor

Whitmer 46%
Craig 41%
*Chief James Craig still has 55% of voters who are unaware of him, leaving him with strong growth opportunities, while Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is widely known by voters and underwater in her job approval ratings.

Michigan Economy
29% have a positive view of Michigan economy
65% have a negative view of Michigan economy


The EPIC-MRA statewide poll of active and likely November 2022 voters surveyed 600 respondents between January 15 and January 20, 2022 with a -/+ 4.0 margin of error. The survey was conducted by live interview, with 60% of respondents answering via cell phone.

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