Good morning, welcome to Thursday. Here’s the news in the political atmosphere.
Poll results are in. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s lead over Republican Tudor Dixon ahead of the Nov. 8 general election has grown to 16 percentage points — up from 11 points one month ago — according to a new Free Press poll.
Whitmer’s favorability numbers went up while Dixon’s dimmed as an onrush of Democratic TV ads shared the candidates’ positions on abortion rights.
Here’s a look at the new results.
Meanwhile, the future of abortion rights remains a big issue in the state. Poll results reveal significant support for Proposal 3, which would add an explicit right to seek abortions in Michigan to the state’s constitution. Take a look at a breakdown of the results.
The survey polled 600 likely November voters between Sept. 15-19 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
That’s all for today. Scroll down to read more stories making news headlines this morning. See you tomorrow.
— Leah Olajide
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This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: New Whitmer-Dixon poll numbers released