Debbie Stabenow won the Michigan Senate race by over 20 points this fall, and Carl Levin could be headed for a similar outcome if he decides to run for another term in 2014.
PPP's newest poll finds Levin leading 5 potential Republican opponents by anywhere from 18-22 points for reelection. He's up 52/34 on Congresswoman Candice Miller, 53/32 on Congressman Justin Amash, 53/31 on State Senator Roger Kahn, 54/32 on Attorney General Bill Schuette, and 55/31 on Congressman Mike Rogers.
None of those Republicans are particularly well known statewide. Miller has 57% name recognition but after her it's 40% for Schuette, 35% for Rogers, 28% for Amash, and only 15% for Kahn. It is likely these match ups would become closer if any of them ever came to fruition because so many of the undecideds are Republicans, but at any rate Levin is not looking particularly vulnerable.
Other notes from Michigan:
-In the wake of her surprisingly dominant reelection, Debbie Stabenow is posting the best approval numbers we've ever found for her. 55% of voters approve of the job she's doing to 36% who disapprove of her. She's at 53/37 with independents and earns 18% approval even from Republican voters.
-Michigan fans outnumber Michigan State ones 44/30. That's up for the Maize and Blue from a 41/31 spread in May- perhaps a reflection of folks getting back on the bandwagon given their top 5 basketball team and the end of MSU's football winning streak this fall.
-50% of Michigan voters identify themselves as Lions fans t0 9% for the Packers, 8% for the Browns, 7% for the Bears, 5% for the Steelers, 3% for the Cowboys, and 1% each for the Bengals and Colts. 50% of folks in Michigan calling themselves Lions fan is well under the 63% of folks in Illinois who id as Bears fans...but of course the Bears have actually won a championship in the last 50 years.
Full results here