A new PPP poll of Michigan Republicans finds James Craig as the early front runner to be the party’s nominee for Senate next year. Meanwhile Donald Trump holds an overwhelming lead in the Presidential race.
Craig leads Mike Rogers by double digits, 30-19. Craig is both better known (43% name recognition to 33% for Rogers) and better liked (+21 net favorability compared to +3 for Rogers) than his opponent. Craig is up 13 points with self identified Republicans and 9 points with the independents who make up a decent share of the electorate in Michigan’s open primaries.
In the Presidential race Donald Trump gets 63% to 13% for Ron DeSantis with no one else in double digits. Nikki Haley is third at 6% and beyond her no one else gets more than 3%. Chris Christie and Vivek Ramaswamy hit that mark with Doug Burgum and Mike Pence at 2%, and Tim Scott and Asa Hutchinson at less than 1%.
The educational divide among Republican voters is especially stark in Michigan. Trump gets 81% among voters with a high school education, but only 36% with those who have a postgraduate degree.
Trump continues to just get stronger. At this early stage James Craig is his most likely partner on the ticket.
PPP surveyed 430 likely Republican primary voters on October 9th and 10th with a margin of error of +/-4.7%. Full results here