New Poll: John James Cuts Stabenow’s Lead in MI-Sen. From 23 Points to 7 New Poll: John James Cuts Stabenow’s Lead in MI-Sen. From 23 Points to 7 – NTK Network

New Poll: John James Cuts Stabenow’s Lead in MI-Sen. From 23 Points to 7

Will the Republican's last-minute surge be enough to spur an upset of veteran Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)?

By NTK Staff | 10.25.2018 @12:30pm
New Poll: John James Cuts Stabenow’s Lead in MI-Sen. From 23 Points to 7

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) may be in her most precarious political position since she first won election to the U.S. Senate in 2000, according to a new poll.

The poll, conducted by firm EPIC-MRA of Lansing, Michigan, found Stabenow’s Republican challenger, seven points behind Stabenow. The three-term senator leads her upstart competitor 49-42.

That may not seem like a dangerous position for Stabenow, two weeks from the election, but consider James’s surge in the polls: just last month, James was 23 points down.

The Detroit Free Press reported:

Even in the U.S. Senate race, where the Democratic incumbent, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, has been widely expected to enjoy a double-digit victory over Republican challenger John James, her lead is down to 7 points, the poll found. Stabenow led James by 23 points in a September poll by the same firm, EPIC-MRA of Lansing.

The EPIC-MRA poll mirrors the results of a Tarrance Group poll from mid-October touted by the James campaign. That poll also showed a seven-point gap between Stabenow and James, in which the incumbent Democrat led 48-41.

The RealClearPolitics average of MI-Sen. poll still has Stabenow up 10.7 points. But James may be closing the gap at just the right time.

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