2022 Michigan Governor Race Polls: Gretchen Whitmer to “Fight Like Hell” to protect abortion rights

2022 Michigan Governor Race Polls: Gretchen Whitmer to “Fight Like Hell” to protect abortion rights
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2022 Michigan Governor Race Polls: Governor Whitmer is ahead in the Polls but suffers from negative sentiments on Social Media. James Craig is the front runner amongst Republicans

Only 46% of Michigan Voters approve of Gretchen Whitmer Policies.May 18th

Michigan Governor Primary 2022

The 2022 Governor Election in Michigan is set to take place on November 8th, 2022 to represent the state of Michigan. The seat is currently held by a Democrat, Gretchen Whitmer. She is running for re-election after winning the race in 2018 by 9.5 points, the best state-wide performance of any Democrat that year and significantly outrunning Clinton, who lost the state 2 years prior.

She represented both the Statehouse and Senate, as minority leader before becoming governor. Her opponent will be selected in a primary on May 3, 2022.

Who is running against Whitmer in 2022 ?

Gretchen Whitmer has all but secured the Democratic primary but the GOP field remains crowded and uncertain. Here are the candidates running in the primary

Republican Primary

  • Mike Brown, a captain in the Michigan State Police
  • Austin Chenge, businessman and U.S. Army veteran
  • James Craig, former Chief of the Detroit Police Department (2013–2021)
  • Tudor Dixon, conservative media personality
  • Ryan D. Kelley, Allendale Township Planning commissioner
  • Bob Scott, Vice President of the Evangelical Alliance Ministerial Association
  • Garrett Soldano, Chiropractor, businessman, and former co-chairman of Unlock Michigan
  • Evan Space, Michigan Army National Guard veteran and candidate for governor in 2018

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2022 Michigan Governor Race Polls: Latest GOP Polls

Date
James Craig
Garrett Soldano
May 1st
23%
8%

2022 Michigan Governor Race Polls: Republican Candidates Google Trends

James Craig
Garrett Soldano
Tudor Dixon
43%
28%
28%
25%
25%
50%

2022 Michigan Governor Race Polls: Republican Candidates Net Sentiments

James Craig
Tudor Dixon
Garrett Soldano
May 18th, 2022
-48%
-28%
-12%
April 5th, 2022
-50%
0%

As an incumbent, Whitmer is secure in her primary and is not facing any viable or notable opposition.

2022 Michigan Governor Race Polls: General Election Latest Polls

Poll source Date Gretchen
Whitmer (D)
James
Craig (R)
Average February 46% 41%
Blueprint Polling Feb 1- 4, 2022 44% 44%
EPIC-MRA Jan 15–20, 2022 46% 41%
The Glengariff Group, Inc. Jan 3–7, 2022 49% 39%

Gretchen Whitmer vs. Tudor Dixon

Poll source Date Gretchen
Whitmer (D)
Tudor
Dixon (R)
The Glengariff Group, Inc. Jan 3–7, 2022 50% 31%

Gretchen Whitmer vs. Garrett Soldano

Poll source Date Gretchen
Whitmer (D)
Garrett
Soldano (R)
The Glengariff Group, Inc. January 3–7, 2022 50% 33%
Gretchen Whitmer
James Craig
Garrett Soldano
Tudor Nixon
43%
25%
16%
16%
40%
14%
15%
30%

2022 Michigan Governor Race Polls: Social Media Sentiment

Gretchen Whitmer
James Craig
Garrett Soldano
May 18th
-18%
-48%
-12%
April 4th
-23%
-13%

2022 Michigan Governor Race: Latest News

2022 Michigan Governor Race Polls: Latest Videos

2022 Michigan Governor Race Polls: Latest Tweets

NoelCaslerComedy on Twitter: “*Gov Candidates, I am well aware Gretchen Whitmer is a Democrat re elect her in November, or else… / Twitter”

Gov Candidates, I am well aware Gretchen Whitmer is a Democrat re elect her in November, or else…

Moira Donegan on Twitter: “A little bit of good news: Ahead of Roe v. Wade being overturned next month, Governor Gretchen Whitmer sued to block Michigan’s pre-Roe abortion ban from going back into effect. If this injunction holds, Michigan will be one more state where abortion remains legal. https://t.co/tP4OluhooZ / Twitter”

A little bit of good news: Ahead of Roe v. Wade being overturned next month, Governor Gretchen Whitmer sued to block Michigan’s pre-Roe abortion ban from going back into effect. If this injunction holds, Michigan will be one more state where abortion remains legal. https://t.co/tP4OluhooZ

2022 Michigan Governor Race Polls: Demographics

As per the latest 2020 Census Figures, the demographics of the state are as follows:

Demographics
Proportion
White American
74.9%
Black American
14%
Hispanic American
4.7%
Asian American
3.8%
Native American
2.25%
Others
0.1%

White votes remain a large majority and it’s the same case in both party’s primaries. Black voters remain a crucial voting bloc for Democrats and they need to ensure Detroit is high, although the city has been haemorrhaging population for decades.

Oakland and Washtenaw County are especially important for Democrats, the latter is home to Ann Arbor and netted the party over 100,000 votes in the 2020 presidential election Meanwhile Grand Rapids and its metro area have been a bright spot for Democrats.

Biden won Grand Rapid’s county of Kent by the largest margin of any Democrat nominee since 1964 when Lyndon B. Johnson won a landslide. Republicans tend to do best in rural areas, white working-class counties in Macomb as well as the “thumb” area in the south-east of the state.

2022 Michigan Governor Race Polls: Whitmer ahead of GOP rivals but long gruelling race ahead

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