PPP's new Michigan poll continues to find that Hillary Clinton would be a heavy favorite in the state in 2016. She leads all of her potential opponents there by double digits- it's 47/37 over Rand Paul and Jeb Bush, 48/36 over Mike Huckabee, 48/35 over Chris Christie, and 50/34 over Ted Cruz. Those margins are all less than what Barack Obama won the state by in 2008, but more than what he won by in 2012.
Other notes from Michigan:
-A plurality of voters in the state (40%) have no opinion one way or the other about Common Core. Among those who do have one only 24% support it, compared to 35% who are opposed. Those numbers reflect Republicans being more fired up about the issue than Democrats- GOP voters oppose it 17/50, while Democrats support it by a much more narrow 35/20 spread.
-On a couple of other key issues though voters side with Democrats by a 22 point margin. There is 56/34 support for increasing the minimum wage to $10 an hour, and 53/31 support for cutting carbon pollution by up to 30% from existing power plants. Both of those things have support from a majority of independents, 25% of Republicans, and most Democrats.
-Before the season we found that 88% of Tigers fans thought the team would make the playoffs this year, and that 42% thought they would win the World Series. Halfway through the year the optimism about making the playoffs remains- 83% of fans think they'll be there. But there's less faith that the team will win it all- now just 29% think they'll take the World Series. A lot of fans are taking a wait and see approach with Brad Ausmus- 44% say they have no opinion about the job he's done so far. But folks who do have one are pretty happy with him- 47% approve to only 9% who disapprove.
-Finally we find that Michiganders by a 57/29 margin support holding the 2028 Olympics in Detroit. It's actually a rare issue of bipartisan agreement- Democrats (67/21), independents (57/32), and Republicans (42/37) would all support having the Olympics in Detroit.
Full results here