Raleigh, N.C. – It looks like Michigan will remain solidly in the blue column if Hillary Clinton runs for President in 2016. She leads her potential Republican opponents in the state by anywhere from 9 to 12 points: it's 46/37 over Chris Christie, 48/39 over Rand Paul, 49/38 over Jeb Bush, and 50/38 over Mike Huckabee.
Republicans are split a lot of different ways when it comes to who they'd like as their nominee in 2016. 16% want Rand Paul, 15% each support Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee, 11% are for Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush is at 9%, Paul Ryan and Scott Walker each get 5%, Marco Rubio's at 4%, and Bobby Jindal is last at 3%. Paul and Huckabee do well based on their strength with 'very conservative' Republican voters, while Christie does better with more middle of the road ones.
Medicaid expansion is meeting with positive reviews so far from voters in the state- 50% say they support Healthy Michigan to only 19% who say they're opposed. Republicans are only narrowly against the program (28/33) while Democrats (72/7) and independents (47/18) both express overwhelming support for it.