Poll Shows Hoekstra Still The GOP Favorite To Challenge Stabenow

While his controversial Super Bowl ad may prove to be a liability in the general election, former Republican congressman Pete Hoekstra remains the prohibitive favorite to claim his party’s nomination in the United States Senate race in Michigan. 

A new poll conducted by the Glengariff Group and comissioned by The Detroit News, WDIV-TV and WZZM-TV shows Hoekstra dominating his GOP rivals. In the statewide survey of likely Republican primary voters, Hoekstra claims the support of 50.2 percent of respondents. No other candidate eclipses the five percent threshold.

A PPP (D) survey released earlier this week showed Democratic incumbent Senator Debbie Stabenow holding a commanding lead over Hoekstra, with many respondents giving the congressman’s television ad unfavorable reviews. 


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