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Skubick: Pollster Sees Snyder Win But Senate Race A Toss-Up

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(WLNS) - Even though the race for governor is tied, a prominent pollster predicts Gov. Rick Snyder will win. But pollster Steve Mitchell tells 6 News Capitol Correspondent Tim Skubick the U.S. Senate contest is too close to call.

The governor race is tied, but if Steve Mitchell is right, it won't be for long. "I predict a Snyder win. The margin will move out."

In the U.S. Senate race, Gary Peters vs. Terri Lynn Land? "Too close to call."

Pollster Steve Mitchell has been at this game for over thirty years and has done research for GOP candidates over those years.

For now he believes the governor's race is so close because voters are blaming the GOP because they control the state government.

"Governor Snyder passed a lot of tough legislation, right to work, senior pension tax and that things that are controversial and things that anger citizens and segments of the population and as a result of that people in Michigan are now blaming only the republicans for things that they see wrong."

With Snyder running commercials until the election, Mr. Mitchell predicts that will turn the tide in his direction.

As for the U.S. Senate race, GOP candidate Terri Lynn Land has refused to debate Democrat Gary Peters. Mr. Mitchell says she should debate him 15 times...why?

"Once you debate several times, you have the answers from your opponent, your confidence goes up and at the end all of the debates are a draw."

He adds however, he does not expect her to take his advice.

As for Mr. Peters, his greatest liability is being linked to the occupant of the White House. "I think the biggest liability is being tied to President Obama. the president has low approval ratings."


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